Package

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A package may refer to any of the following:

package definition1. With software, a package is a module that can be added to any program to add additional options, features, or functionality. A package can often be added to program by using an "include" or "import" type of statement, as in the below Java code.

import java.io.FileReader;

The FileReader package is used for reading character streams, useful for obtaining user input from a console.

2. With hardware, a package is a single container that contains one or more items that help make up the overall package. For example, a processor package is the overall computer processor, which contains all the necessary parts that allow it to work in your computer.

CPU terms, Programming terms