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Packet vs. Message

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Packetnoun

A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel

‘Don't throw the crisp packet on the floor!’; ‘a packet of letters’; ‘a packet of crisps’; ‘a packet of biscuits’;

Messagenoun

A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed.

‘We've just received an urgent message from the President.’;

Packetnoun

(nautical) Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat. Packet boat, ship, vessel (Wikipedia).

Messagenoun

An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something.

‘The main message of the novel is that time heals all wounds.’;

Packetnoun

(botany) A specimen envelope containing small, dried plants or containing parts of plants when attached to a larger sheet.

Messagenoun

An errand.

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Packetnoun

(networking) A small fragment of data as transmitted on some types of network, notably Ethernet networks (Wikipedia).

Messageverb

To send a message to; to transmit a message to, e.g. as text via a cell phone.

‘Just message me for directions.’; ‘I messaged her about the concert.’;

Packetnoun

(South Africa) A plastic bag.

Messageverb

To send (something) as a message; usually refers to electronic messaging.

‘She messaged me the information yesterday.’; ‘Please message the final report by fax.’;

Packetnoun

(colloquial) A manbulge.

Messageverb

(intransitive) To send a message or messages; to be capable of sending messages.

‘We've implemented a new messaging service.’; ‘The runaway computer program was messaging non-stop.’;

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Packetnoun

(informal) A large amount of money.

‘It'll cost a packet to fix this.''’;

Messageverb

(obsolete) To bear as a message.

Packetverb

(transitive) To make up into a packet or bundle.

Messagenoun

Any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal, sent from one person to another.

‘Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee.’;

Packetverb

(transitive) To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.

Messagenoun

Hence, specifically, an official communication, not made in person, but delivered by a messenger; as, the President's message.

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Packetverb

(intransitive) To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

Messagenoun

A messenger.

Packetverb

To subject to a denial-of-service attack in which a large number of data packets are sent.

Messageverb

To bear as a message.

Packetnoun

A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters.

Messagenoun

a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled;

‘he sent a three-word message’;

Packetnoun

Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat.

Messagenoun

what a communication that is about something is about

Packetverb

To make up into a packet or bundle.

Messageverb

send a message to;

‘She messaged the committee’;

Packetverb

To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.

‘Her husbandWas packeted to France.’;

Messageverb

send as a message;

‘She messaged the final report by fax’;

Packetverb

To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

Messageverb

send a message;

‘There is no messaging service at this company’;

Packetnoun

a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

Messagenoun

a verbal, written, or recorded communication sent to or left for a recipient who cannot be contacted directly

‘if I'm not there leave a message on the answerphone’;

Packetnoun

(computer science) a message or message fragment

Messagenoun

an email or similar electronic communication

‘select an option to delete your mail messages’;

Packetnoun

a small package or bundle

Messagenoun

an electronic communication generated automatically by a computer program and displayed on a screen

‘an error message’;

Packetnoun

a boat for carrying mail

Messagenoun

a communication from a prophet or preacher, believed to be inspired by God

‘Jesus and his followers were promulgating a specifically Judaic message for Judaic adherents’;

Messagenoun

a television or radio advertisement

‘we'll be back after these messages’;

Messagenoun

a significant political, social, or moral point that is being conveyed by a film, speech, etc.

‘a campaign to get the message about home security across’;

Messagenoun

an errand

‘he would run those interminable messages after school to the bookie’;

Messagenoun

things bought on an errand; shopping.

Messageverb

send a message to (someone), especially by email

‘I was messaged by a Californian contact for some information’; ‘the software package incorporates messaging, scheduling, and workflow functions’;

Message

A message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients. A message may be delivered by various means, including courier, telegraphy, carrier pigeon and electronic bus.

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