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Meaning of TCP/IP

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a set of protocols (including TCP) developed for the internet in the 1970s to get data from one network device to another

TCP/IP is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: transmission control protocol/internet protocol
 See Also: communications protocol, protocol, TCP, transmission control protocol



Computing Dictionary

transmission control protocol over internet protocol.

The de facto standard ethernet protocols incorporated into 4.2bsd unix. TCP/IP was developed by darpa for internetworking and encompasses both network layer and transport layer protocols. While tcp and ip specify two protocols at specific protocol layers, TCP/IP is often used to refer to the entire dod protocol suite based upon these, including telnet, ftp, udp and rdp.

See also icmp, smtp, snmp.