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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Packet  \Pack"et\,  n.  [F.  paquet,  dim.  fr  LL  paccus,  from  the 
  same  source  as  E.  pack.  See  {Pack}.] 
  1.  A  small  pack  or  package;  a  little  bundle  or  parcel;  as  a 
  packet  of  letters.  --Shak. 
  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. 
  {Packet  boat},  {ship},  or  {vessel}.  See  {Packet},  n.,  2. 
  {Packet  day},  the  day  for  mailing  letters  to  go  by  packet;  or 
  the  sailing  day 
  {Packet  note}  or  {post}.  See  under  {Paper}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Packet  \Pack"et\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Packeted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Packeting}.] 
  1.  To  make  up  into  a  packet  or  bundle. 
  2.  To  send  in  a  packet  or  dispatch  vessel. 
  Her  husband  Was  packeted  to  France.  --Ford. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Packet  \Pack"et\,  v.  i. 
  To  ply  with  a  packet  or  dispatch  boat. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  collection  of  things  wrapped  or  boxed  together  [syn:  {package}, 
  {bundle},  {parcel}] 
  2:  a  small  package  or  bundle 
  3:  a  boat  for  carrying  mail  [syn:  {mailboat},  {mail  boat},  {packet 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  The  unit  of  data  sent  across  a  {network}.  Packet"  is  a 
  generic  term  used  to  describe  a  unit  of  data  at  any  layer  of 
  the  {OSI}  {protocol  stack},  but  it  is  most  correctly  used  to 
  describe  {application  layer}  data  units  ("{application 
  protocol  data  unit}",  APDU). 
  See  also  {datagram},  {frame}. 

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