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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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References in periodicals archive ?
For respiratory care practitioners and students, Des Jardins (respiratory care, Parkland College) and Burton (medical affairs and medicine and anesthesiology, Kettering College of Medical Arts and Wright State U.) explain how to recognize and assess respiratory diseases and disorders in line with therapist-driven protocols. They describe how to systematically gather clinical data, formulate an assessment, make an objective evaluation, identify the desired outcome, implement respiratory care protocols, design a treatment plan, and document it, with the bulk of the chapters addressing common respiratory diseases, their anatomy, etiology, clinical manifestations, and management.