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A packet, in computer nets' context, is a small amount of data (in fact, a specific amount of bytes) which are sent to some other computer through a network.

Packets contain, appart from the data itself, some meta-data which may vary depending on the network's specification but are usually, at least, the IP address where they pretend to be delivered to and the port which is waiting for it.