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protocol

[proh-tuh-kawl, -kol, -kohl] /ˈproʊ təˌkɔl, -ˌkɒl, -ˌkoʊl/
noun
1.
the customs and regulations dealing with diplomatic formality, precedence, and etiquette.
2.
an original draft, minute, or record from which a document, especially a treaty, is prepared.
3.
a supplementary international agreement.
4.
an agreement between states.
5.
an annex to a treaty giving data relating to it.
6.
Medicine/Medical. the plan for carrying out a scientific study or a patient's treatment regimen.
7.
Computers. a set of rules governing the format of messages that are exchanged between computers.
8.
Also called protocol statement, protocol sentence, protocol proposition. Philosophy. a statement reporting an observation or experience in the most fundamental terms without interpretation: sometimes taken as the basis of empirical verification, as of scientific laws.
verb (used without object)
9.
to draft or issue a protocol.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; earlier protocoll < Medieval Latin prōtocollum < Late Greek prōtókollon orig., a leaf or tag attached to a rolled papyrus manuscript and containing notes as to contents. See proto-, colloid
Related forms
protocolar
[proh-tuh-kol-er] /ˌproʊ təˈkɒl ər/ (Show IPA),
protocolary, protocolic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for protocol statement

protocol

/ˈprəʊtəˌkɒl/
noun
1.
the formal etiquette and code of behaviour, precedence, and procedure for state and diplomatic ceremonies
2.
a memorandum or record of an agreement, esp one reached in international negotiations, a meeting, etc
3.
(chiefly US)
  1. a record of data or observations on a particular experiment or proceeding
  2. an annexe appended to a treaty to deal with subsidiary matters or to render the treaty more lucid
  3. a formal international agreement or understanding on some matter
4.
an amendment to a treaty or convention
5.
(philosophy) a statement that is immediately verifiable by experience In full protocol statement See logical positivism
6.
(computing) the set form in which data must be presented for handling by a particular computer configuration, esp in the transmission of information between different computer systems
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin prōtocollum, from Late Greek prōtokollon sheet glued to the front of a manuscript, from proto- + kolla glue
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Word Origin and History for protocol statement

protocol

n.

1540s, as prothogall "draft of a document," from Middle French prothocole (c.1200, Modern French protocole), from Medieval Latin protocollum "draft," literally "the first sheet of a volume" (on which contents and errata were written), from Greek protokollon "first sheet glued onto a manuscript," from protos "first" (see proto-) + kolla "glue."

Sense developed in Medieval Latin and French from "official account" to "official record of a transaction," to "diplomatic document," and finally, in French, to "formula of diplomatic etiquette." Meaning "diplomatic rules of etiquette" in English first recorded 1896, from French; general sense of "conventional proper conduct" is from 1952. "Protocols of the (Learned) Elders of Zion," Russian anti-Semitic forgery purporting to reveal Jewish plan for world domination, first published in English 1920 under title "The Jewish Peril."

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protocol statement in Medicine

protocol pro·to·col (prō'tə-kôl', -kōl')
n.
The plan for a course of medical treatment or for a scientific experiment.

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protocol statement in Science
protocol
  (prō'tə-kôl', -kōl')   
  1. The plan for a course of medical treatment or for a scientific experiment.

  2. A set of standardized procedures for transmitting or storing data, especially those used in regulating data transmission between computers or peripherals.


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