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English definition of “DHCP”

DHCP

noun [U]     IT, INTERNET
abbreviation for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol: a method that gives a new IP address (= number) to a computer each time it joins a network
(Definition of DHCP noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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