Definition of packaging in English:

packaging

noun

  • 1[mass noun] Materials used to wrap or protect goods:

    ‘all the ingredients and packaging are biodegradable’
    • ‘It's the first time he's ever expressed interest in a toy that doesn't have instructions or batteries and comes with completely bio-degradable packaging.’
    • ‘Perioperative nurses can take the initiative to set up areas to collect clean packaging, blue wrap, plastics, and paper.’
    • ‘The packaging is designed to protect the mangoes from the traumas of the Indian transport system.’
    • ‘Even the plastic film used for packaging is food-grade, virgin plastic.’
    • ‘All their packaging is biodegradable, and should have completely dissolved within 14 weeks of going into a landfill.’
    • ‘This definition would include the shelf pack and shipping carton and any other packaging used to protect the sterile barrier system.’
    • ‘When it is up and running the recycling centre will accept cardboard, plastic packaging, cans, textiles, clothing and that is termed dry recycling.’
    • ‘It even comes with unique packaging, strangely wrapped in a cardboard slip case and inner artwork that resembles a little starship.’
    • ‘These vegan soaps have biodegradable packaging.’
    • ‘The world's largest maker of ceramic packaging used to protect computer chips gets more than half of its sales from abroad.’
    • ‘The selection of an adhesive-coated material for sterile packaging can require months of testing and screening.’
    • ‘These bootlegs come shrink wrapped in pretty packaging, looking almost exactly like a professional version except they cost a fraction of the price.’
    • ‘Cardboard and plastic packaging with printed weights and brand advertising was not a feature of retailing at the time.’
    • ‘Fuels, plastics, paper and packaging can be derived from hemp, a plant that needs no pesticides, and a paper source that needs no bleach or forest destruction.’
    • ‘The discs are as stable as regular CDs and come wrapped in green packaging.’
    • ‘Both memory modules arrived in form fitting packaging to protect it during shipping.’
    • ‘And, finally, choose goods wrapped in recyclable packaging.’
    • ‘If you plan to recycle the packaging from your Easter goodies, detach the cardboard box from the foil and plastic packaging.’
    • ‘Even though it has been printed on extra-lightweight paper, protective packaging will inflate the overall weight even further.’
    • ‘Electrical and electronic equipment are on their list too and don't forget cardboard, plastic packaging, cans, textiles and clothing.’
    wrapping, wrappers, packing, cover, covering
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    1. 1.1 The business or process of packing goods:
      ‘they specialized in food packaging’
      • ‘E-tailers must carefully balance the costs of a delivery proposition that appeals to customers with the reality that shipping and packaging take a bite out of revenues.’
      • ‘The food processing industry also involves processing such as grading, sorting and packaging which enhance the shelf-life of food products.’
      • ‘Children still learn how to bake bread and operate a sewing machine, but the subject is now likely to include discussion on the nutritional value of food, commercial packaging and the fashion industry.’
      • ‘Packaging of products plays a vital role in the transportation and sale of goods.’
      • ‘They will address the areas of packaging and marketing, technical issues as well as design and branding.’
      • ‘As the head of design and packaging for the girls division at Mattel, she wanted something innovative, a product that was part construction set, part craft kit.’
      • ‘‘We think good packaging supplements good production and in turn it leads to good business,’ he said.’
      • ‘For what it's worth, perfume costs very, very little to manufacture - the main costs are in the marketing and packaging, although even that doesn't explain the high price of the stuff.’
      • ‘He, however, challenged the private sector to improve on their standards and packaging of products for them to compete with foreign products.’
      • ‘Mead retired as Tenneco CEO and chairman, and became non-executive chairman of the new packaging and automotive companies.’
      • ‘He said for Africa to fully utilise its resources, there was need for regional packaging so that countries would do joint marketing of products.’
      • ‘The offering can actually start to play out in a way that the previous packaging or distribution system wouldn't allow it to.’
      • ‘All of the products described below are designed to speed up packaging and make the process more cost-effective.’
      • ‘This would go along way to enable local companies invest in packaging and distribution both for the local and export markets.’
      • ‘Tetra Pak develops and manufactures the equipment for processing, packaging and distribution of liquid food.’
      • ‘A total of 63 staff jobs will be retained in Carlow in sales, marketing, distribution, sugar packaging and administration.’
    2. 1.2 The presentation of a person or thing in an advantageous way:
      ‘diplomatic packaging of the key provisions will make a confrontation unlikely’
      • ‘I really appreciate the packaging, presentation, and layout, but there are technical and informational flaws that mar the enjoyment of the extras.’
      • ‘Not that any of that actually matters - because unwrapped from all its packaging, the key point is this.’
      • ‘But when you take away the clever packaging and advertising, is soy really a superfood?’
      • ‘Everybody in the music worlds think that a record's packaging is crucial, but not necessarily for the same reasons.’
      • ‘However, unlike their more famous peers, this group lacks the potential commercial packaging that results in a memorable aural impression.’
      • ‘But most authors would be pleased by such sales figures, especially as the books needed no promotion or packaging.’
      • ‘Politics like practically everything else nowadays is a matter of packaging and selling, be it an individual, a Prime Minister hoping to make an impact, or a policy.’
      • ‘Video game packaging is a highly market-conscious but often under-appreciated art.’
      • ‘The presentation, appearance and packaging of cricket on TV had been changed radically.’
      • ‘Opera is different from the mainstream entertainment industry, which uses packaging and promotion to increase popularity.’
      • ‘What set him apart was the way he understood that advertising and packaging are the driving force of post-war popular culture.’
      • ‘And when I say ghastly, I mean the presentation and packaging, not the actual music.’
      • ‘His casting, along with that of now-wife Buffy, reeks of agent packaging and concept marketing, pure and simple.’

Pronunciation

packaging

/ˈpakɪdʒɪŋ/