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tcp/ip

Short for Transmission Control Protocol. Used to transmit data packets between computers over network, between networks. IP handles actual packet delivery, TCP tracks individual communication packets and -- after all packets arrive at destination -- reassembles them to re-form complete file, connection established between two end-points, maintained until data successfully exchanged between communicating applications.

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tcp/ip

Short for Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, a set of standards enabling the transfer of data between computers. Inefficient for moving television or film pictures.
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