Associations to the word «Packet»


PACKET, noun. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters, a packet of crisps, a packet of biscuits.
PACKET, noun. (nautical) 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).
PACKET, noun. (botany) A specimen envelope containing small, dried plants or containing parts of plants when attached to a larger sheet.
PACKET, noun. (networking) A small fragment of data as transmitted on some types of network, notably Ethernet networks (Wikipedia).
PACKET, noun. (South Africa) A plastic bag.
PACKET, verb. (transitive) To make up into a packet or bundle.
PACKET, verb. (transitive) To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.
PACKET, verb. (intransitive) To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.
PACKET, verb. (transitive) (internet) To subject to a denial-of-service attack in which a large number of data packets are sent.
PACKET SNIFFER, noun. Software designed for checking packets of data transferred over the Internet.
PACKET SNIFFERS, noun. Plural of packet sniffer
PACKET SWITCHING, noun. (computing) a means of directing digitally encoded information in a communication network from its source to its destination, in which messages may be divided into smaller entities called packets, each of which travels independently through the network in paths based on moment to moment routing decisions made by the nodes through which they pass.

Dictionary definition

PACKET, noun. A collection of things wrapped or boxed together.
PACKET, noun. (computer science) a message or message fragment.
PACKET, noun. A small package or bundle.
PACKET, noun. A boat for carrying mail.

Wise words

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