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 Dictionary entry overview: What does packaging mean? 

  The noun PACKAGING has 3 senses:

1. the business of packing
2. a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
3. material used to make packages

  Familiarity information: PACKAGING used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1packaging [BACK TO TOP]


The business of packing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

his business is packaging for transport

Hypernyms ("packaging" is a kind of...):

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "packaging"):

meat packing; meat-packing business; meatpacking (wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers))

unitisation; unitization (the act of packaging cargo into unit loads)

Sense 2packaging [BACK TO TOP]


A message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


promotion; promotional material; publicity; packaging

Context example:

the packaging of new ideas

Hypernyms ("packaging" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "packaging"):

ad; advert; advertisement; advertising; advertizement; advertizing (a public promotion of some product or service)

pitch; sales pitch; sales talk (promotion by means of an argument and demonstration)

ballyhoo; hoopla; hype; plug (blatant or sensational promotion)

blurb; endorsement; indorsement (a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books))

PR; public relations (a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution)

buildup (highly favorable publicity and praise)

sales promotion (promotion that supplements or coordinates advertising)

Holonyms ("packaging" is a part of...):

marketing (the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service)

Sense 3packaging [BACK TO TOP]


Material used to make packages

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("packaging" is a kind of...):

material (things needed for doing or making something)

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