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protocol

[proh-tuh-kawl, -kol, -kohl]
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:
1535–45; 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

protocolar [proh-tuh-kol-er] , protocolary, protocolic, adjective
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protocol (ˈprəʊtəˌkɒl)
 
n
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
 a.  a record of data or observations on a particular experiment or proceeding
 b.  an annexe appended to a treaty to deal with subsidiary matters or to render the treaty more lucid
 c.  a formal international agreement or understanding on some matter
4.  an amendment to a treaty or convention
5.  philosophy See logical positivism In full: protocol statement a statement that is immediately verifiable by experience
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
 
[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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protocol
1540s, as prothogall "draft of a document," from M.Fr. prothocole (c.1200), from M.L. protocollum "draft," lit. "the first sheet of a volume" (on which contents and errata were written), from Gk. protokollon "first sheet glued onto a manuscript," from protos "first" + kolla "glue." Sense developed in
M.L. and M.Fr. from "official account" to "official record of a transaction," "diplomatic document," and finally, in Fr., to "formula of diplomatic etiquette." Meaning "diplomatic rules of etiquette" first recorded 1896, from French; general sense of "conventional proper conduct" is from 1952. "Protocols of the (Learned) Elders of Zion," Rus. 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 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   (prō'tə-kôl', -kōl')  Pronunciation Key 
  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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protocol

n. As used by hackers, this never refers to niceties about the proper form for addressing letters to the Papal Nuncio or the order in which one should use the forks in a Russian-style place setting; hackers don't care about such things. It is used instead to describe any set of rules that allow different machines or pieces of software to coordinate with each other without ambiguity. So, for example, it does include niceties about the proper form for addressing packets on a network or the order in which one should use the forks in the Dining Philosophers Problem. It implies that there is some common message format and an accepted set of primitives or commands that all parties involved understand, and that transactions among them follow predictable logical sequences. See also handshaking, do protocol.
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