package
I. noun Date: 1611 1. archaic the act or process of packing 2. a. a small or moderate-sized pack ; parcel b. a commodity or a unit of a product uniformly wrapped or sealed c. a preassembled unit 3. a covering wrapper or container 4. something that suggests a package: as a. package deal b. a radio or television series offered for sale at a lump sum c. contract benefits gained through collective bargaining d. a ready-made computer program or collection of related software e. a travel arrangement contract that offers for a fixed price transportation, accommodations, and often sightseeing and entertainment f. a collection of related items; especially one to be considered or acted on together <
presented his tax package to the nation
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II. transitive verb (packaged; packaging) Date: 1921 1. a. to make into a package; especially to produce as an entertainment package b. to present (as a product) in such a way as to heighten its appeal to the public 2. to enclose in a package or covering • packager noun

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  • package — [pak′ij] n. 1. Obs. the act or process of packing 2. a wrapped or boxed thing or group of things; parcel 3. a container, wrapping, etc., esp. one in which a commodity is packed for sale ☆ 4. a number of items, plans, etc. offered or proposed as… …   English World dictionary

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  • package — / pækidʒ/, it. / pɛk:ɛdʒ/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) pack impaccare, imballare ], usato in ital. al masch., invar. (inform.) [insieme di programmi per calcolatori elettronici] ▶◀ [➨ pacchetto (2)] …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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