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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.
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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]
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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]
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pro·to·col

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

A standardized method used to transfer data.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
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protocol

noun
Strict observance of social conventions:
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Translations

protocol

[ˈprəʊtəkɒl] Nprotocolo m
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protocol

[ˈprəʊtəʊkɒl] nprotocole m
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protocol

nProtokoll nt (also Comput)
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protocol

[ˈprəʊtəˌkɒl] nprotocollo
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pro·to·col

n. protocolo, notas oficiales de un procedimiento.
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protocol

n protocolo
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