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"packet" in British English

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packetnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpæk.ɪt/ us   /ˈpæk.ɪt/
  • packet noun [C] (CONTAINER)

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
(Definition of packet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"packet" in American English

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packetnoun [C]

us   /ˈpæk·ɪt/
a small package or envelope, or a collection of things in it: a packet of stamps
A packet is also a piece of information that is exchanged between computers or over the Internet: The device converts speech into digital packets that scatter and reassemble at their destination.
(Definition of packet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"packet" in Business English

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packetnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpækɪt/ us  
UK COMMERCE a small paper or cardboard container used to hold goods, or the contents of the container: an empty cigarette packet He ate a whole packet of biscuits.
US COMMERCE a very small container for holding a small amount of a liquid, sugar, etc.: a packet of ketchup
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US also mailer, UK also postal packet COMMUNICATIONS a special envelope or container for sending things that can easily break, have an unusual shape, or are very small: In general, cigarettes, alcohol, and aerosols must not be included in postal packets .
US UK pack a collection of documents that have been put together as a set: An information packet is available for customers on request.
IT a collection of data that has been put together as a set: The X .25 interface breaks the datagrams up into 128-byte packets. All data sent over the internet goes in data packets.
cost/pay/make a packet UK informal
to cost, pay, or earn a lot of money: The advertising campaign must have cost them a packet. He dropped out of university but now he's making a packet in banking.
(Definition of packet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“packet” in Business English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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