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noun [countable]     package pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    an object or set of objects wrapped in a box or in paper and sent or given to someone

    a package full of Christmas presents

  2. 2
    a set of proposals or measures for dealing with something

    a package designed to stabilize the economy in South Korea

    rescue/aid package:

    a financial aid package for students

  3. 3
    a set of different pieces of computer software that are sold together as one unit
  4. 5
    American a packet of food that has been weighed ready to be sold
  5. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    have/be the whole package to be attractive, funny, intelligent and to be the kind of man who people want to listen to forever

    Oh my God ! He has an amazing voice! not only his voice. He's got the whole package

    Submitted by elra3y from Egypt on 04/02/2016
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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