Definition of packing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpakiNG/


1The action or process of packing something: the handling, packing, and shipping of products
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  • People were of course prepared to some degree, those whose homes flooded annually were well into the process of packing and moving.
  • She was in the process of packing but she had left a box of clothes that she had planned to give away open in the middle of the room.
  • She finished her hasty packing and zipped up the bag.
1.1Material used to protect fragile goods, especially in transit: polystyrene packing
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  • The company specialised in the manufacture of corrugated and protective packing.
  • With early farmers came seeds, some imported intentionally but others carried over unwittingly in animal fodder and packing.
  • I must find a source of fibre or some inert packing.
1.2Material used to seal a joint or assist in lubricating an axle.
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  • Packing for lubricating purposes comprising a mixture of wool and horsehair spun together is made into pad form by banding a length of the yarn in zig-zag form and then bending the sheet so formed into zigzag form until a pad of the required dimensions is obtained.
  • This packing is self lubricating, mechanically strong and widely used in chemicals, petrochemicals, power plants, paper, pulp and food industries.

Words that rhyme with packing

backing, blacking, sacking, tracking, whacking

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Syllabification: pack·ing

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