internet protocol

IP

Internet Protocol: a communications protocol for computers connected to a network, especially the Internet, specifying the format for addresses and units of transmitted data. See also TCP/IP.
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IP
 
abbreviation for
1.  internet protocol: a code used to label packets of data sent across the internet, identifying both the sending and the receiving computers
2.  law intellectual property

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IP  
Short for Internet Protocol. A protocol that specifies the way data is broken into packets and the way those packets are addressed for transmission. See more at TCP/IP.
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Internet Protocol definition

networking
(IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. It provides packet routing, fragmentation and re-assembly through the data link layer.
IPv4 is the version in widespread use and IPv6 was just beginning to come into use in 2000 but is still not widespread by 2008.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
IP
  1. image processor

  2. inhalable particulate

  3. innings pitched

  4. intellectual property

  5. Internet Protocol

  6. International Paper Co.

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