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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.
 
(1994-11-30)
 



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