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Meaning of PROTOCOL

Pronunciation:  'prowtu`kol

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  code of correct conduct; "safety protocols"; "academic protocol"
  2. [n]  forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state
  3. [n]  (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
 

PROTOCOL is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: communications protocol
 
 See Also: code of behavior, code of conduct, etiquette, file transfer protocol, ftp, HTTP, hypertext transfer protocol, MIDI, musical instrument digital interface, prescript, rule, TCP, TCP/IP, transmission control protocol, transmission control protocol/internet protocol

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pro"to*col\, n. [F. protocole, LL. protocollum, fr.
    Gr. ? the first leaf glued to the rolls of papyrus and the
    notarial documents, on which the date was written; prw^tos
    the first (see {Proto-}) + ? glue.]
    1. The original copy of any writing, as of a deed, treaty,
       dispatch, or other instrument. --Burrill.
    
    2. The minutes, or rough draught, of an instrument or
       transaction.
    
    3. (Diplomacy)
       (a) A preliminary document upon the basis of which
           negotiations are carried on.
       (b) A convention not formally ratified.
       (c) An agreement of diplomatists indicating the results
           reached by them at a particular stage of a
           negotiation.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Pro"to*col\, v. t.
    To make a protocol of.
    
    
  3. \Pro"to*col\, v. i.
    To make or write protocols, or first draughts; to issue
    protocols. --Carlyle.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A set of formal rules describing how to transmit data, especially across a network. Low level protocols define the electrical and physical standards to be observed, bit- and byte-ordering and the transmission and error detection and correction of the bit stream. High level protocols deal with the data formatting, including the syntax of messages, the terminal to computer dialogue, character sets, sequencing of messages etc.

Many protocols are defined by rfcs or by osi.

See also handshaking.

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Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The outline or plan for use of an experimental procedure or experimental treatment.
 

 

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