packaging

packaging
packaging pack‧ag‧ing [ˈpækɪdʒɪŋ] noun [uncountable]
1. TRANSPORT material, boxes etc, used for wrapping goods to protect them, for example because they are being taken somewhere; = PACKING:

• recyclable plastic foam packaging

2. the process of wrapping or packing goods so they are ready to be sent somewhere; = PACKING:

• the world leader in food packaging and distribution

• The company has 15% of the $5 billion packaging business.

3. COMMERCE the process of putting together products, information, or other services and offering them for sale together:

• the packaging by cable companies of telephone and television services

4. MARKETING a way of presenting a plan, proposal etc so that it is more likely to be accepted:

• the imaginative packaging of this unpopular tax

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packaging UK US /ˈpækɪdʒɪŋ/ noun [U]
COMMERCE material used for wrapping or covering goods to protect them: »

the challenge of recycling plastic packaging

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Unwanted items should be returned in their original packaging.

COMMERCE the process of putting products into containers so that they can be sold or sent somewhere: »

The price includes packaging and transport.

(also product packaging) COMMERCE the process of putting together information, products, or services to be sold as a set: »

We specialize in the packaging of services, with the aim of selling more to each individual customer.

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Newspapers are finding that flexible content packaging is essential in a globalized market.

MARKETING the process of showing or describing something or someone in a way that makes it or them seem more attractive: »

Her success as a media personality is simply the result of clever packaging.

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They objected to the packaging of cost-cutting measures as ""structural improvements"".


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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