packet a basket of take-out and head for Gooseberry Beach
A paper or cardboard container, typically one in which goods are packed to be sold
a packet of cigarettes
The contents of such a container
A block of data transmitted across a network
A ship traveling at regular intervals between two ports, originally for the conveyance of mail
package: a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
(computer science) a message or message fragment
a small package or bundle
mailboat: a boat for carrying mail
In information technology, a packet is a formatted unit of data carried by a packet mode computer network. Computer communications links that do not support packets, such as traditional point-to-point telecommunications links, simply transmit data as a series of bytes, characters, or bits alone. ...
In sea transport, a packet service is a regular, scheduled service, carrying freight and passengers. The ships used for this service are called packet ships or packet boats, the seamen are called packetmen and the business is called packet trade.
The Columbus Packet, also known as The Packet, is a weekly newspaper published in Columbus, Mississippi (USA). It was founded in 1991 by its current and sole editor and publisher, Roger Larsen.
A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters, a packet of crisps, a packet of biscuits; 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 ...
(Packets) A block of information sometimes called a cell, frame, data unit, service unit, or signaling unit. Although each of these elements do have unique attributes, in essence, all are packets.
(Packets) Segments of data bundled together for efficient digital transmission
(Packets) The units in which data is transferred over the net. Overly congested networks can cause packet loss errors, where some packets are thrown out, and service may be interrupted. ...
(Packets) Units of data that are exchanged between different devices over communications media. The entire message to be sent is broken down into smaller packets since if an error occurs in transmission, only the packet with the error needs to be retransmitted.
(Packets) data structures that collectively represent the transmission stream (headers and data); associated with the network layer when the communication protocol is connection-oriented
The fundamental unit of communication on the Internet.
To dream of seeing a packet coming in, foretells that some pleasant recreation is in store for you. To see one going out, you will experience slight losses and disappointments.
The unit of data that is routed between an origin and a destination on the Internet or any other packet-switched network.
A block of data sent over the network transmitting the identities of the sending and receiving stations, error-control information, and message.
Format of aggregated bits that are transmitted on a physical channel.
A chunk of data. The TCP/IP protocol breaks large data files into smaller "packets" for transmission. When the data reaches its destination, the protocol makes sure that all packets have arrived without error.
Bits grouped serially in a defined format, containing a command or data message sent over a network.
When a quantity of data is to be transmitted over a network, it is sometimes divided into groupings of sequential bits called packets. Communications and error control information is then added to the packet prior to actual transmission. ...
A piece of a message transmitted over a packet-switching network. See under packet switching. One of the key features of a packet is that it contains the destination address in addition to the data. In IP networks, packets are often called datagrams.
A block of data used for transmission in packet-switched systems.
An ordered group of data and control signals transmitted through a network as a subset of a larger message.
A logically grouped unit of data. Packets contain a payload (the information to be transmitted), originator, destination and synchronizing information. The idea with packets is to transmit them over a network so each individual packet can be sent along the most optimal route to its. ...