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packet

noun [C] uk   /ˈpæk.ɪt/ us  

packet noun [C] (CONTAINER)

B1 UK a small paper or cardboard container in which a number of small objects are sold: a packet of cereal/biscuits/crisps/peanuts a packet of chewing gum/cigarettes US ( UK sachet) a small closed container made of paper or plastic, containing a small amount of something, usually enough for only one occasion: a packet of sugar UK an object that is wrapped in paper, etc., for example so that it can be sent by post: It will be cheaper to send it as a small packet.
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US several documents provided as a set, giving information about something: Our bookkeeping training packet includes everything you need to get started.
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packet noun [C] (COMPUTERS)

specialized computing a unit of data that is sent over a computer network

packet noun [C] (BODY PART)

UK offensive ( also package) a man's sex organs

packet noun [C] (MONEY)

a packet UK informal a large amount of money: That house must have cost a packet! Someone's making a packet out of this business.
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