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A Package is a namespace as well as an element that can be contained in other Package's namespaces. A Package can own or merge with other Packages, and its elements can be imported into a Package's namespace. In addition to using Packages in the Project Browser to organize your project contents, you can drag the Packages onto a diagram workspace (most diagram types, both standard and extended) for structural or relational depictions, including Package imports or merges.
OMG UML Specification:
The OMG UML specification (UML Superstructure Specification, v2.1.1, p.109) states:
A package is a namespace for its members, and may contain other packages. Only packageable elements can be owned members of a package. By virtue of being a namespace, a package can import either individual members of other packages, or all the members of other packages. In addition a package can be merged with other packages.