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A basic unit of data used for communication over the Internet. It is transmitted between origin and destination through a process called Packet Switching.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
packet (noun)
a) a small bundle or parcel
b) a small thin - package
c) British
(1) - pay envelope
(2) - salary paycheck
d) chiefly British a considerable amount - that trip will cost a packet
a) a number of letters dispatched at one time
b) a small group, cluster, or mass
a passenger boat usually carrying mail and cargo
British a pack of cigarettes
a short fixed-length section of data that is transmitted as a unit in an electronic communications network
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