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package

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpækɪdʒ/
(UK also parcel) COMMUNICATIONS an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper or other similar material and sent by mail, etc.: She's gone to collect a package from the post-room. postage rates for letters and packages This service enables you to track your package online.
US (UK packet) COMMERCE a small container in which objects are sold: a package of cookies/candy
HR, WORKPLACE the pay and other advantages that a company manager receives: The salary package offered for this position is a very tempting one. She was offered an early-retirement package.
COMMERCE a collection of products or services that are supplied to the customer as a set: Our aim is to offer a comprehensive care package for the client. The hotel enjoys an excellent reputation for the quality of its wedding packages, which are also very flexible.
IT a collection of computer programs that are supplied to the customer as a set : The company produces accountancy software packages for small businesses. Many word-processing packages include useful extras such as a spelling checker, thesaurus, and mailing list management.
informal →  package holiday
→ See also benefit noun, compensation package, pay package, redundancy package, remuneration package, salary package, severance package
(Definition of package noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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