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EtymologyEdit

pack (verb and noun senses) +‎ -ing

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

packing

  1. present participle of pack

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NounEdit

packing (plural packings)

  1. The action of the verb.
    1. The action of putting things together, especially of putting clothes into a suitcase for a journey.
    2. (sciences, mathematics) The spatial arrangement of objects, items or constituent parts.
    3. The gathering of birds, animals etc. into a pack.
    4. (rugby) The forming of players into a scrum.
  2. As a concrete noun.
    1. Material used to fill in the space around something, especially to make a piston etc. watertight or airtight.
    2. Material used to wrap a product for sale etc.; packaging.
    3. A fee charged to cover the costs of packaging.
    4. Special material used to fill containers or vessels for certain chemically related applications.
  • Examples: Packing in a packed bed, or a column such as a distillation column or a chromatography column

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