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abbreviation
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol: a communications protocol for computer networks, the main protocol for the internet.
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Origin of TCP/IP

First recorded in 1980–85

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TCP/IP

Short for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A suite of protocols for communication between computers, specifying standards for transmitting data over networks and used as the basis for standard Internet protocols.
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