protocol

protocol
protocol pro‧to‧col [ˈprəʊtəkɒl ǁ ˈproʊtəkɒːl, -kɑːl] noun
1. [countable] COMPUTING an established method for connecting computers so that they can exchange information:

• You have to use a different protocol with this new modem.

• HTTP is an Internet protocol.

2. [uncountable] the system of rules on the correct and acceptable way to behave on official occasions:

• Protocol demands that we meet the company chairman at the airport.

• a breach of (= failure to follow ) diplomatic protocol

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protocol UK US /ˈprəʊtəkɒl/ noun
[C] POLITICS a formal international agreement between governments relating to a particular activity: »

Trade relations between the European Union's recent members are governed by a strict protocol.

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the Kyoto protocol

[C] IT a set of technical rules that control the exchange of information between different computers or computer networks: »

Companies that use a competitor's protocols in their products will pay 0.4% of their revenue to that company.

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Each computer's Web connection has a unique internet protocol address.

[C or U] the system of rules and acceptable behaviour that people or organizations should follow in official situations, for example when they have formal discussions: »

After last week's incident, officials in charge of airport security have been ordered to review safety regulations and protocol.

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For a junior officer to communicate such important information directly to a senior officer in this way is considered a breach of protocol.

protocol for sth »

What is the protocol for handling complaints?


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  • Protocol — • The formula used at the beginning of public acts drawn up by notaries; also, the compact register in which notaries register these acts; finally, the first draft of these acts Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Protocol     Proto …   Catholic encyclopedia

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