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pack

1. a complete set of similar things, esp a set of 52 playing cards
2. a group of animals of the same kind, esp hunting animals
3. Rugby the forwards of a team or both teams collectively, as in a scrum or in rucking
4. a small package, carton, or container, used to retail commodities, esp foodstuffs, cigarettes, etc.
5. short for pack ice
6. Med
a. a sheet or blanket, either damp or dry, for wrapping about the body, esp for its soothing effect
b. a material such as cotton or gauze for temporarily filling a bodily cavity, esp to control bleeding
7. a parachute folded and ready for use
8. Computing another name for deck

pack

[pak]
(computer science)
To reduce the amount of storage required to hold information by changing the method of encoding the data.
(industrial engineering)
To provide protection for an article or group of articles against physical damage during shipment; packing is accomplished by placing articles in a shipping container, and blocking, bracing, and cushioning them when necessary, or by strapping the articles or containers on a pallet or skid.
(mining engineering)
A pillar built in the waste area or roadside within a mine to support the mine roof; constructed from loose stones and dirt.
Waste rock or timber used to support the roof or underground workings or used to fill excavations. Also known as fill.
(oceanography)
(ordnance)
Part of a parachute assembly in which the canopy and shroud lines are folded and carried. Also known as pack assembly.

pack

(1) To compress data in order to save space. Unpack refers to decompressing data. See data compression.

(2) An instruction that converts a decimal number into a packed decimal format. Unpack converts a packed decimal number into decimal.

(3) In database programs, a command that removes records that have been marked for deletion.
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However, unlike Sainsbury's, Tesco has priced its menu by the portion and not by the prices of the full packs required.
The full pack comes with six plastic baubles although we are selling them separately at PS6.
Educational product versions are usually the same as standard products but with additional features at no additional cost for example, including multiple software licences and a full pack of features or accessories.
Barry-Murphy basically has a full pack to choose from and he has decided to name his strongest possible line-up with Patrick Horgan, Paudie O'Sullivan and Alan Cadogan forming a formidable full-forward line.
These people were easily buying single sticks for ten to 15 rupees (16 to 24 cents), but now they will have to shell out some 200 rupees ($3) for the full pack, which will not be so easy," said Mathew.
Young audiences in Huddersfield will have a chance to watch online and submit questions to the line-up while parents, teachers and librarians can download a full pack of resources and ideas to help the children.
For example there was a miniature playing card issued with each packet of certain brands of cigarettes and on completing the collection of a full pack of 52 cards you would send them away to W H Wills.
ISAW him - and I see him now - as the kind of doughty and reliable figure who puts you in mind of a curly haired, barrel-chested British Tommy going on up the line in the driving rain with tin hat, full pack and cape and a shrug of the shoulders as if to say, 'What comes, comes.
It's disappointing for John Davies (Llandudno coach) because they didn't come here with a full pack and we had to start uncontested scrums," Jones said.
A top removal company not only arranges the move but also offers home buyers a full pack service, wrapping and packing their belongings for them.
The successful ones see their leaves bagged and the full pack handed to a car waiting next to the field.
But for a full understanding of past, present and future most Tarot psychics will use as many as 21 cards out of the full pack of 78 in one sitting.