Definition of Transmission control protocol

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Tcp
Generic synonyms: Communications Protocol, Protocol
Group relationships: Tcp/ip, Transmission Control Protocol/internet Protocol

Definition of Transmission control protocol

1. Noun. (computing) (Internet) A networking protocol, almost always layered on top of the Internet Protocol, that provides reliable, connection based communications. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transmission Control Protocol

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Literary usage of Transmission control protocol

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Environmental Information for Naval Warfare by National Academy of Engineering, Inc NetLibrary (2003)
"It capitalizes on Internet Protocol/transmission control protocol (IP/TCP) technology to address ..."

2. Network Security by David J. Stang (1991)
"TCP/IP (transmission control protocol/Internet Protocol) is fundamental 10 ... Q transmission control protocol (TCP). Provides transport mechanisms that ..."

3. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Developer's Workshopby John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb by John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb (1998)
"OCX) provides low-level access to the transmission control protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) network protocols used on the Internet. ..."

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