File Transfer Protocol: a software protocol for exchanging information between computers over a network.
any program that implements this protocol.

verb (used with object), FTPed, FTP·ing.

(often lowercase) to send (files) to or receive (files) from a remote computer via FTP.

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British Dictionary definitions for ftp




file transfer protocol; the standard protocol used to transfer files across the internet, or a similar network, between computer systems
the program implementing this


(tr) to transfer (a file) in this way
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Science definitions for ftp


[ ĕf′tē-pē ]

Short for File Transfer Protocol. A communications protocol governing the transfer of files between computers over a network. Compare HTTP SMTP.
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