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package

Computing a set of programs designed for a specific type of problem in statistics, production control, etc., making it unnecessary for a separate program to be written for each problem

Package

 

in the textile industry, any of various forms (bobbins, spools, pirns, tubes) on which thread or yarn is wound for processing or handling.

package

[pak·ij]
(computer science)
A program that is written for a general and widely used application in such a way that its usefulness is not impaired by the problems of data or organization of a particular user.
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The last several packages of dried bananas were stored in them, as well as the instruments of the officers.
They formed in military line, while the soldier stood in front of them with stern eyes, checking off their several packages.
But if you'll unwrap that package you may see why you had me going a while at first.
The Green Man raised his arms twice, making signs which I did not understand; then, leaving the window, he again took up his package and moved along the gallery towards the landing-place.
Occasionally other trials than those of the Old Bailey would be included in the package of books we received from London; among these my husband found and read with avidity:--
Everything could be put into small packages, including the tents and food supply.
The parcel being untied proved to have two smaller packages within, and Rebecca opened with trembling fingers the one addressed to her.
John Dashwood saw the packages depart with a sigh: she could not help feeling it hard that as Mrs.
I then recognised the captain of the vessel, but as I was certain that he believed me to be dead, I went up to him and asked who owned the packages that I was looking at.
Meanwhile the sailors progressed rapidly with the task of unshipping the packages and caged animals.
The officer desired to have Milady's packages pointed out to him, and ordered them to be placed in the boat.
Louis with the packages of furs collected during the past year.