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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Ice packs, seemingly harmless and easy to transport, provided the perfect cover, according to sources.
For the analysis of the warming rate of fluid in the bag, the temperature was measured for 120 minutes in three fluid bags wrapped in ice packs and three non-wrapped control bags (Figure 1).
he placed his hands on my face as he stared into my eyes and said, "look at me, it's okay" and he brought me close to hold me as I told him, "I am just so worried about you." "I know," he said, "it's okay." "We have to get your fever down," I told him as he so bravely allowed me to caress him with my cold hands and reluctantly held onto the ice packs moments at a time while drinking ice-cold coco water.
For non-critical product handling whereby the low cost and less risky products are shipped the standard chilled and frozen ice packs would be an economical option.
Comparing W1 and W2 which were both without ice packs (refer to table 1), there was a difference of 0.53.
The Results: Nearly 40% of the lunches had no ice packs to keep the food cold.
Carol Baltazar used cold therapy with her patients to help minimize bleeding, swelling and bruising while providing pain relief But conventional ice packs were far from perfect, in part because they are so inflexible.
ASHLEY Young admits he is such a marked man in the Premier League that he has resorted to carrying ice packs around with him to treat the kicks he gets.
I'VE got two ice packs, two boxes of anti-inflams and a bottle of painkillers tucked away to help get through to the final test of my Great 08 Challenge next weekend.
Featuring a Velcro[R]-type front closure that is easy to open and close by the patient, this bra is suitable for use after most breast surgeries to hold dressings and ice packs. It also simplifies ontology and radiology treatments.
Today, according to the geologists and climatologists, the mammoth ice packs are still shrinking.