A suite of protocols for communication between computers, specifying standards for transmitting data over networks and used as the basis for standard Internet protocols.
TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol which is defined as the language of the Internet.
An example of TCP/IP in action is a person accessing a website.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. This is the standard now widely in use for computers to communicate on networks, especially the internet.
Origin of TCP/IP
T(ransmission) C(ontrol) P(rotocol)/I(nternet) P(rotocol)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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