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English noun: package

1. package (group) a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

Synonymsbundle, packet, parcel

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)wisp

2. package (artifact) a wrapped container


Broader (hypernym)container

Narrower (hyponym)bundle, pack, packet, sheaf

3. package (communication) (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

SamplesThe market for software is expected to expand.

Synonymscomputer software, software, software package, software program, software system

Broader (hypernym)code, computer code

Narrower (hyponym)alpha software, authoring language, beta software, CAD, compatible software, compatible software, computer program, computer programme, computer-aided design, database management system, DBMS, documentation, freeware, function, groupware, operating system, OS, procedure, program, programme, routine, shareware, shrink-wrapped software, software documentation, spyware, subprogram, subroutine, supervisory software, upgrade

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

Antonymscomputer hardware, hardware

English verb: package

1. package (contact) put into a box

SamplesBox the gift, please.

ExamplesThey package the goods


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)case, encase, incase


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