[ pak-uh-jing ]
/ ˈpæk ə dʒɪŋ /


an act or instance of packing or forming packages: At the end of the production line is a machine for packaging.
the package in which merchandise is sold or displayed: Attractive packaging can help sell a product.

Origin of packaging

First recorded in 1870–75; package + -ing1

Definition for packaging (2 of 2)

[ pak-ij ]
/ ˈpæk ɪdʒ /


verb (used with object), pack·aged, pack·ag·ing.

Origin of package

First recorded in 1605–15, package is from the Dutch word pakkage baggage. See pack1, -age


1 Package, pack, packet, parcel refer to a bundle or to something fastened together. A package is a bundle of things packed and wrapped: a package from the drugstore. A pack is a large bundle or bale of things put or fastened together, usually wrapped up or in a bag, case, etc., to be carried by a person or a beast of burden: a peddler's pack. A packet, originally a package of letters or dispatches, is a small package or bundle: a packet of gems. A parcel is an object or objects wrapped up to form a single, small bundle: a parcel containing two dresses.
2 carton.

OTHER WORDS FROM package Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for packaging (1 of 2)

/ (ˈpækɪdʒɪŋ) /


  1. the box or wrapping in which a product is offered for sale
  2. the design of such a box or wrapping, esp with reference to its ability to attract customers
the presentation of a person, product, television programme, etc, to the public in a way designed to build up a favourable image
the work of a packager

British Dictionary definitions for packaging (2 of 2)

/ (ˈpækɪdʒ) /


verb (tr)

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