Definition of packaging

1 : an act or instance of packaging something or someone: such as
a : the enclosing of something in a container or covering … damage caused by static charge during packaging, storing, and shipping.Chemical & Engineering News
b : the presentation of something or someone to the public in a way that is designed to be attractive or appealing This is public relations: the packaging of ideas, the execution of them, and the media coverage surrounding them.— Robert Z. Chew
2 : material used to enclose or contain something … the flashy packaging popularized by mass merchants.— Jan Stafford also : a covering wrapper or container : package entry 1 sense 3 the manufacture of food packagings

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As this Twitter user demonstrated, the Stix's magnetic packaging kept all of the most important products in her purse together. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Prisiclla Ono Shared How to Use Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix to Create an Entire Look," 5 Dec. 2018 That's because the original retail packaging for Warhawk included a pretty clear disclaimer: SCEA reserves the right to retire the online portion of this game with 90 days notice [emphasis added]. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Sony keeping Warhawk, other PS3 game servers live through January [Updated]," 2 Nov. 2018 Along with hating on her brushes, the makeup guru also pointed out that the packaging for Kylie's 30-shade concealer line looked similar to his lipstick tubes. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "A Definitive Timeline of Kylie Jenner's Messy Feud With Jeffree Star," 18 July 2018 Usually the manufacturer lists the square footage the humidifier is sized for on packaging and marketing materials. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Humidifiers to Buy This Winter," 20 Dec. 2018 The association said many of the hazards highlighted by W.A.T.C.H. are clearly spelled out in the products’ packaging and instructions. Philip Marcelo, The Seattle Times, "The “worst toys” for the holidays, according to safety group," 13 Nov. 2018 At the same time, Amazon’s bottom line could also benefit from the decrease in packaging and multiple shipments. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Amazon will soon let you pick which day your package arrives," 2 Nov. 2018 The patterns now decorate the lipsticks’ packaging and are sure to inspire likes—on-screen and off. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "This Designer’s New Lipstick Collaboration Is As Stunning As Her Fluttery Floral Dresses," 16 Oct. 2018 Also, because tea tree oil can oxidize when exposed to too much light and air, Mitan recommends choosing a product with airtight, dark packaging and using it within the timeframe recommended on the label. Krissy Brady, SELF, "What Tea Tree Oil Can and Can’t Do for Your Skin," 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of packaging

circa 1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for packaging

from gerund of package entry 2

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