from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small package or bundle.
- n. Informal A sizable sum of money.
- n. A boat, usually a coastal or river steamer, that plies a regular route and carries passengers, freight, and mail.
- n. A short block of data transmitted in a packet switching network.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters, a packet of crisps, a packet of biscuits.
- n. 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 (Wikipedia).
- n. A specimen envelope containing small, dried plants or containing parts of plants when attached to a larger sheet.
- n. A small fragment of data as transmitted on some types of network, notably Ethernet networks (Wikipedia).
- v. To make up into a packet or bundle.
- v. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.
- v. To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel.
- n. 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.
- intransitive v. To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.
- transitive v. To make up into a packet or bundle.
- transitive v. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bind up in a package or parcel.
- To despatch or send in a packet-vessel.
- n. A small pack or package; a parcel; a mail of letters.
- n. A despatch-vessel; a ship or other vessel employed to convey letters from country to country or from port to port; a vessel employed in carrying mails, goods, and passengers at stated intervals; hence, a vessel starting on regular days, or at an appointed time. Also called packet-boat, packet-ship, packet-vessel.
- n. The panel of a packhorse.
- n. A pack (250 leaves) of leaf-metal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small package or bundle
- n. (computer science) a message or message fragment
- n. a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
- n. a boat for carrying mail
Except now I can't remember if it's a 500g packet of butter or a 250g packet*.
But hey, if you want shitty-quality video, the stagnation of VOIP, and extremely-laggy surgery-at-a-distance just because “a packet is a packet is a packet”, then by all means get the government to ban stuff like DPI.
The underlying misunderstanding behind the “debate” about Net Neutrality and DPI boils down to “a packet is a packet is a packet”.
“I hit on the word packet,” he said, “in the sense of small package.”
STB has the press packet from the event posted -- it's pretty heady stuff, especially since the mayor has found a way to solve the problem that "In King County, African-Americans are 60 percetn (sic) more likely to be obese".
I will certainly make them into a parcel, with some songs I have long meant to send you. and you will receive it by next Thursday night by Avey — But I write this quickly that you may have it tomorrow evening and know that the packet is coming. —
Others like Public Knowledge take the position that every packet is equal.
In this packet is community information, police links so on so forth, but they also included the Colorado Springs CO, sex offender registry.
One application packet is sufficient to apply for all available fellowship positions.
The download packet is a mix of. pdf,. doc,. html, and. rtf files, nothing really set up for Kindle that I know of.