packet

Definitions

General English

Commerce

  • noun a small box of goods for selling

Computing

  • noun a group of data bits which can be transmitted as a group from one node to another over a network

Electronics

  • A block of data transmitted between one location and another within a communications network. Also called information packet.
  • A block of data of a specific size or of a maximum size, such as that transmitted in a packet switching network. In addition to the payload, a packet contains information such as the source and destination addresses. When used in the context of TCP/IP networks, it is also called datagram.

Food

  • A black pudding from Limerick similar to drisheen. Eaten with tripe.

Slang

  • noun the male genitals. A term from the gay lexicon, usually referring to the crotch as it appears clothed.

Travel

  • noun a wrapping, container or box
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