packet Definition

  • 1a small paper or cardboard container, typically one containing a particular quantity of something
  • 2a unit of data transmitted between computers

Using packet: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "packet" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need a packet of sugar for my coffee.

  • Example

    The data is sent in packets over the internet.

  • Example

    She received a packet of letters from her pen pal.

packet Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with packet

  • the failure of one or more transmitted packets to arrive at their destination


    Packet loss can cause significant delays and disruptions in online gaming.

  • a method of transmitting data in which messages are divided into packets before being sent


    Packet switching allows for more efficient use of network resources.

  • a tool used to intercept and analyze data packets as they pass over a network


    The IT department used a packet sniffer to identify the source of the network issue.


Summary: packet in Brief

A 'packet' [ˈpækɪt] refers to a small container made of paper or cardboard that holds a specific amount of something. It can also mean a unit of data transmitted between computers. Examples of usage include 'I need a packet of sugar for my coffee,' and 'The data is sent in packets over the internet.'

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