packet

The unit of data sent across a network. "Packet" is a generic term used to describe a unit of data at any layer of the OSI protocol stack, but it is most correctly used to describe application layer data units ("application protocol data unit", APDU).

See also datagram, frame.

Last updated: 1994-11-30

Nearby terms:

Packed Encoding RulespacketPacket Assembler/Disassemblerpacket driver

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