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).]

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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