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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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WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR PAIN COLD PACKS Cold packs can relieve an inflamed joint and hot packs can soothe stiff achy joints.
The hot pack includes improvements in the AC, cabin insulation, engine cooling system.
Gerec ve Yontem: TENS, ultrason, galvani faradi, elektroterapi, diadinami, traksiyon, kisa dalga diatermi, infraruj, treadmill, parafin ve hot pack kazani, bu calismanin kapsamindaki cihazlardir.
The use of hot pack therapy in the reduction of pain and joint stiffness is well documented.
The back had some minor muscle strain so we treated her with the hot pack to relax the spasms, and I massaged those big erector spinae of hers and her traps and lats as well.
I couldn't bear to touch the outer ear even to apply a hot pack.
In the present investigation, rather than applying a continuous hot pack or using other modalities to increase tissue temperature, heat was applied with a small piece of metal such that a limited number of calories could enter the skin.
11 MOSQUITOES can ruin a holiday so if you plan on going somewhere hot pack a repellent that all the family can use.
Soon, Elizabeth Kenny is using her improvised hot pack treatment successfully on many other polio victims.
The rubber glove hot pack method is great if you don't have a crock pot or microwave.
Lorin Haines, team captain of the hot pack kitchen, said the change of ownership brings uncertainty but also opportunity.
Decide whether you will treat the vegetables as a raw pack (no pre-cooking before filling the jar) or hot pack (vegetables are pre-cooked).