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Definition of "protocol" []

  • The forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state. (noun)
  • A code of correct conduct: safety protocols; academic protocol. (noun)
  • The first copy of a treaty or other such document before its ratification. (noun)
  • A preliminary draft or record of a transaction. (noun)
  • The plan for a course of medical treatment or for a scientific experiment. (noun)
  • The formal etiquette and code of behaviour, precedence, and procedure for state and diplomatic ceremonies (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A memorandum or record of an agreement, esp one reached in international negotiations, a meeting, etc (noun)
  • A record of data or observations on a particular experiment or proceeding (noun)
  • An annexe appended to a treaty to deal with subsidiary matters or to render the treaty more lucid (noun)
  • A formal international agreement or understanding on some matter (noun)
  • An amendment to a treaty or convention (noun)
  • A statement that is immediately verifiable by experience (noun)
  • 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 (noun)

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Use "protocol" in a sentence
  • "The more generic url path would match the later element. url [@protocol] matches URL elements that have a protocol attribute, no matter what its value is."
  • "The word protocol refers to a strict code of behavior within a rigidly hierarchical group such as the military or the diplomatic corps."
  • "“The word protocol means ‘manners,’” Miss Crum said."