2 (computer science) a message or message fragment
3 a small package or bundle
EtymologyEither from etyl frm pacquet, or formed independently from pack + -et.
- a UK /ˈpakɪt/
- A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters, a packet of crisps, a packet of biscuits.
- 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. Packet boat, ship, vessel.
- A small fragment of data as transmitted on some types of network, notably Ethernet networks.
vessel to convey mail
- Finnish: paketti
- To make up into a packet or bundle.
- To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.
- To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.
(transitive) send in a packet vessel
(intransitive) to ply with a packet or dispatch boat
- see pack
Packet may refer to:
- Packet (information technology), a formatted block of data carried by a packet mode computer network
- Packet radio, a form of amateur radio data communications using the AX25 protocol
- Packet (sea transport), a packet service is a regular scheduled service, carrying valuable freight and first class passengers
- C-82 Packet, a U.S. military transport aircraft
- Packet Newspapers - Newpapers with the title including the word "Packet", after a place-name.
- A small parcel e.g. Cigarette packet, Sugar packet
packet in Hebrew: Packet
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