packing

Definitions

General English

  • noun putting things into suitcases or bags

General Science

  • noun the action of putting goods into boxes and wrapping them for shipping
  • noun a number of bits that can be stored in a unit area on a magnetic disk or tape

Commerce

  • noun the act of putting goods into boxes and wrapping them for shipping
  • noun material used to protect goods

Computing

Construction

  • Stuffing of shaped elastic material to prevent fluid leakage at ashaft, valve stem, or joint.
  • Small stones, usually embedded in mortar, used to fill cracks between larger stones.

Electronics

  • The conversion of data into a more compact form making use of characteristics, or the current state, of the data and/or storage medium. For instance, the storing of two digits per octet, as opposed to one digit per octet. It is a form of compression.
  • The insertion of a material into a cavity or space for a given purpose, such as reinforcement. Also, the material so placed.
  • The sticking together of granules in a carbon microphone. This reduces sensitivity.

Food

  • noun the processing and packaging of food such as meat or produce for sale

Medical

  • noun absorbent material put into a wound or part of the body to absorb fluids

Publishing

  • noun an overlap on a cylinder to correct the pressure on the printing surface
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