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Dictionary Definition

package

Noun

1 a collection of things wrapped or boxed together [syn: bundle, packet, parcel]
2 a wrapped container [syn: parcel]
3 (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand" [syn: software, software system, software package] [ant: hardware] v : put into a box; "box the gift, please" [syn: box] [ant: unbox]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈpækɪdʒ/
  • /"p}

Extensive Definition

Package can refer to:
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Mail item larger than a letter
  • Software package, in computing, a type of file format where software programs and installation material is grouped together
    • Java package, a concept programming where related classes and interfaces are grouped together
  • Chip package or Chip carrier, in electronics, the material added around a component or integrated circuit to allow it to be handled without damage and incorporated into a circuit
  • Automotive package, in automobile production and marketing, a group of related features sold as a bundle
  • Package holiday, in tourism, a holiday or package tour which consists of transport and accommodation advertised and sold together by a vendor
package in German: Package
package in Spanish: Paquete
package in French: Paquetage
package in Italian: Package
package in Japanese: パッケージ
package in Simple English: Package

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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