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pro·to·col

 (prō′tə-kôl′, -kōl′, -kŏl′)
n.
1.
a. The forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state.
b. A code of correct conduct: safety protocols; academic protocol.
2. The first copy of a treaty or other such document before its ratification.
3. A preliminary draft or record of a transaction.
4. The plan for a course of medical treatment or for a scientific experiment.
5. Computers A standard procedure for regulating data transmission between computers.
intr.v. pro·to·coled, pro·to·col·ing, pro·to·cols or pro·to·colled or pro·to·col·ling
To form or issue protocols.

[French protocole, from Old French prothocolle, draft of a document, from Medieval Latin prōtocollum, from Late Greek prōtokollon, table of contents, first sheet : Greek prōto-, proto- + Greek kollēma, sheets of a papyrus glued together (from kollān, to glue together, from kolla, glue).]

pro′to·col′ar (-kŏl′ər), pro′to·col′a·ry (-kŏl′ə-rē) adj.

protocol

(ˈprəʊtəˌkɒl)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the formal etiquette and code of behaviour, precedence, and procedure for state and diplomatic ceremonies
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a memorandum or record of an agreement, esp one reached in international negotiations, a meeting, etc
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (chiefly US)
a. a record of data or observations on a particular experiment or proceeding
b. an annexe appended to a treaty to deal with subsidiary matters or to render the treaty more lucid
c. a formal international agreement or understanding on some matter
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an amendment to a treaty or convention
5. (Philosophy) philosophy a statement that is immediately verifiable by experience. In full: protocol statement See logical positivism
6. (Computer Science) computing the set form in which data must be presented for handling by a particular computer configuration, esp in the transmission of information between different computer systems
[C16: from Medieval Latin prōtocollum, from Late Greek prōtokollon sheet glued to the front of a manuscript, from proto- + kolla glue]

pro•to•col

(ˈproʊ təˌkɔl, -ˌkɒl, -ˌkoʊl)

n.
1. the customs and regulations dealing with diplomatic formality, precedence, and etiquette.
2. an original draft, minute, or record from which a document, esp. a treaty, is prepared.
3. a supplementary international agreement.
4. an agreement between states.
5. an annex to a treaty giving data relating to it.
6. a plan for carrying out a scientific study or a patient's treatment regimen.
7. a set of rules governing the format of messages that are exchanged between computers.
v.i.
8. to draft or issue a protocol.
[1535–45; earlier protocoll < Medieval Latin prōtocollum < Late Greek prōtókollon orig., a leaf or tag attached to the first sheet of a papyrus roll. See proto-, colloid]

pro·to·col

(prō′tə-kôl′)
A standard procedure for regulating data transmission between computers.

protocol

A standardized method used to transfer data.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protocol - (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
file transfer protocol, FTP - protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
HTTP, hypertext transfer protocol - a protocol (utilizing TCP) to transfer hypertext requests and information between servers and browsers
musical instrument digital interface, MIDI - a standard protocol for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers
TCP, transmission 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"
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
2.protocol - forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state
etiquette - rules governing socially acceptable behavior
3.protocol - code of correct conduct; "safety protocols"; "academic protocol"
code of behavior, code of conduct - a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group

protocol

noun
1. code of behaviour, manners, courtesies, conventions, customs, formalities, good form, etiquette, propriety, decorum, rules of conduct, politesse, p's and q's He is a stickler for royal protocol.
2. agreement, contract, treaty, convention, pact, compact, covenant, concordat the Montreal Protocol to phase out use and production of CFCs

protocol

noun
Strict observance of social conventions:
Translations

protocol

[ˈprəʊtəkɒl] Nprotocolo m

protocol

[ˈprəʊtəʊkɒl] nprotocole m

protocol

nProtokoll nt (also Comput)

protocol

[ˈprəʊtəˌkɒl] nprotocollo

pro·to·col

n. protocolo, notas oficiales de un procedimiento.

protocol

n protocolo
References in classic literature ?
The flower once being seen by the President, and the protocol being drawn up, all is in order; you will only keep a duplicate of the protocol, and intrust the tulip to him.
The spread of the Web and its associated hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) have all but eliminated the technical difficulties associated with moving computer files from one place to another.
The Dutch Protocol eliminates barriers to trade and investment between the two countries, curtails abusive use of the treaty, and promotes improved cooperation in international enforcement of the tax laws of both countries.
iSCSI was derived from SCSI, a protocol used for accessing and writing block-level data on locally attached disk drives.
The new royalties and licensing terms will be posted on the Microsoft Communications Protocol Program (MCPP) website and are effective immediately.
But even as the Kyoto Protocol faces a steep uphill battle in Congress, a majority of both the public and scientific community believe that global warming is not only real but happening now.
The last mystery surrounding the infamous anti-Semitic pamphlet Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion--the identity of the 1904 hoax's author--finally has been solved.
This protocol is used for residents who are over 65 years old, have resided in the facility for more than seven days, and are receiving any of the medications with a high potential for ADRs.
The Senate also approved the protocol with Indonesia, reducing the withholding rates on dividends, interest and royalties.
A protocol cannot be seen in a vacuum; it is the context in which it is implemented that is critical.
Spirent Communications (NYSE:SPM)(LSE:SPT), a global provider of performance analysis and service management solutions, today announced that its Spirent Protocol Tester has been recognized across the industry as a groundbreaking tool for IMS evaluation and test.
We assume a relatively high level of familiarity with how the protocol works and only give a brief overview.