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protocol

noun
 
 
/ˈprəʊtəkɒl/
[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. 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. 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. 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?
Translations of “protocol”
in Spanish Protocolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 規則, 禮儀,禮節…
in Russian правила этикета…
in Turkish protokol, resmî ve ciddî durumlarda uygulanan kurallar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 规则, 礼仪,礼节…
in Polish protokół…
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