transmission control protocol

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Noun1.transmission control protocol - a protocol developed for the internet to get data from one network device to anothertransmission control protocol - a protocol developed for the internet to get data from one network device to another; "TCP uses a retransmission strategy to insure that data will not be lost in transmission"
communications protocol, protocol - (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
TCP/IP, transmission control protocol/internet protocol - a set of protocols (including TCP) developed for the internet in the 1970s to get data from one network device to another