TCP/IP

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TCP/IP

n.
A suite of protocols for communication between computers, specifying standards for transmitting data over networks and used as the basis for standard internet protocols.

[T(ransmission) C(ontrol) P(rotocol)/I(nternet) P(rotocol).]
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TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol: a communications protocol for computer networks, the main protocol for the Internet.
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Noun1.TCP/IP - a set of protocols (including TCP) developed for the internet in the 1970s to get data from one network device to anotherTCP/IP - a set of protocols (including TCP) developed for the internet in the 1970s to get data from one network device to another
communications protocol, protocol - (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
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"
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These approaches, however, require at least one DNS lookup and one TCP handshake for opening each web site.
The size of packets for DNS lookups and TCP handshakes is generally small.
The mobile browser no longer generates TCP handshakes and DNS lookups once the connection between the mobile browser and the proxy server is established, and the traffic for the connection establishment phase passes only through the high-speed WAN link between the proxy and web servers.