Technology / Programming / Protocol: A protocol is a set format for exchanging information. When you phone someone, their number must be in a set format. In one group of countries, that format is '(123) 456-7890', but in others it is '01234 567890' or '01 23 45 678'. Like dialing a telephone number, a program must relay information in such formats to be understood by other programs on other computers.
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Protocol Noun Synonyms: rule(s) or code(s) or standard(s) of behavior or conduct, convention(s), custom(s), diplomacy, formality, formalities, form, etiquette, politesse, manners, practice,age, authority
Business / Agriculture / Montreal Protocol On Ozone Depleting Substances: An international agreement, to which the U.S. is a signatory, for controlling emissions of chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone (including methyl bromide). The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 c MORE
Business / Internet Marketing / Transmission Control Protocol (TCP): Transmission Control Protocol works with IP to ensure that packets travel safely on the Internet. This is the method by which most Internet activity takes place. MORE
Business / Internet Marketing / Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP): Serial Line Internet Protocol. SLIP refers to a method of Internet connection that enables computers to use phone lines and a modem to connect to the Internet without having to connect to a host. MORE