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.canonglossaryus
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.