packaging

noun
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

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 : 1package 3
  • the manufacture of food packagings

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Origin and Etymology of packaging

from gerund of 2package


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