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 +# Packet
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 +A packet is a portion of data that transmitted between a source and destination in a network. It normally a smaller part of some larger unit of data, which is tagged with an identification number and an address. When all packets for a specific data unit arrives at their destination,​ they are reassembled to form the original data.
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 +Division into packets, transmission and reassembly is governed by a transmission ​ [protocol](/​glossary/​p/​protocol).