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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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Even if the intention really was to shoot the quarry as soon as it was flushed from cover, having a full pack milling around the area would surely make that much harder and more dangerous.
To allow the use of full packs for "flushing" will largely neutralise the Hunting Act, which is precisely their intention.
The teams at Acas and Collingwood will present the event on a joint basis with Acas delegates receiving a full pack of mock legal documentation prepared by the Collingwood team.
No human being could tolerate this and I was shocked when he told me that his father stubbed a full pack of cigarettes out on him.
Use as a full pack or break it down into a fanny pack or a small day pack.
To help designers meet this challenge, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, expanded the PowerTrench[R] MOSFET family of 100 and 150V devices to include industrial-type packages, including the TO-220, D2PAK, TO247, I2PAK, TO220 Full Pack and D2PAK-7L.
Llangoed arrived with only 13 players and elected to play with a full pack, but despite their disadvantage took an early lead converting a penalty.
Tesco admitted that based on full pack prices, the weekly cost to customers would be higher, though it wouldn't comment on the 42.
A top removal company not only arranges the move but also offers homebuyers a full pack service to wrap and pack their belongings for them.
Each game that honor seems to pass to another role player, who suddenly finds a full pack of reporters crowded around his normally roomy locker- room space until the next game.
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.
Up stepped dead-eye full pack James Pritchard, who had not missed in his last 21 attempts, but he inexplicably pulled his attempt wide.