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Definition of Packet


  1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters.
  2. Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat.
  3. To make up into a packet or bundle.
  4. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.
  5. To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

Packet Quotations

Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.
John Updike

I started in time-sharing and networking with packet switching, which was the precursor to what became the Internet. Time-shared use on packet-switch networks, when you think about it, is the cloud.
Audrey MacLean

I haven't left the house without a packet of Kleenex in my back pocket for as long as I can remember. Whenever I start thinking I'm incredibly cool, the packet of Kleenex in my back pocket brings me right back down to earth.
Josh Radnor

I do a little thing about the way people shake the sweetener packet. You know, like they're all excited. I want to get all the granules down to one end. I love all these rituals.
Jerry Seinfeld

Fame is being asked to sign your autograph on the back of a cigarette packet.
Billy Connolly
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Packet Translations

packet in Afrikaans is pakkie
packet in Danish is pakke
packet in Dutch is pakje
packet in French is paquet
packet in German is Datenpaket, Paket, paketieren
packet in Hungarian is kiscsomag, csomag
packet in Italian is impaccatura, pacchetto
packet in Latin is facis
packet in Norwegian is pakke
packet in Portuguese is pacote
packet in Spanish is paquete
packet in Swedish is bunt, litet paket, paket
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