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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
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Package

 

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

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

package

(1) A "software" package is an application. See software package.

(2) A "chip" package is the housing that holds an integrated circuit. See chip package.
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The package tour will be available every Saturday and Sunday from July 13 to Sep.
Hotel charges were down 4.2 percent while package tour prices increased 14.9 percent, weaker than the 20.9 percent rise seen the previous month.
Package tours organized by travel bureaus were valued at US$ 32 million in 2007, up from US$ 27 million in 2006.
Morgan Stanley analysts said a sector-average ratio of 13 times price-to-earnings would value First Choice's package tour business at pounds 500 million.
You're also making a big effort to not make this a package tour, and instead are picking local bands to open whenever you can.
Meanwhile, Mr Frenzel has not ruled out increasing Preussag's stake in Italy's leading package tour operator Alpitour, indirectly controlled by IFIL.
1840: World's first photographic printing service set up in Liverpool 1841: Brunswick Buildings: First purpose-built office block, is erected 1845: Liverpool is destination for world's first package tour
The fear of international travel contributed to a 5.2% rise from a year earlier in domestic package tour revenues but this was more than offset by the decline in overall tours in Japan.
"It's true that in the past our package tour benefited travel agents more than our clients," says JTB Hawaii General Manager Shinsuke Kitamura.
"They are mostly package tour people but there are around 70 independent travellers on board, too.
Pennsylvania, USA-based tour organiser Friendly Planet Travel said it is promoting a package tour allowing U.S.
SMILING Sun Kinhjun and friend Li Lin were among the 80 tourists on the first Chinese package tour to Britain which flew in yesterday.