What does protocol mean?

Definitions for protocol
ˈproʊ təˌkɔl, -ˌkɒl, -ˌkoʊlpro·to·col

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protocol, communications protocol(noun)

    (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data

  2. protocol(noun)

    forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state

  3. protocol(noun)

    code of correct conduct

    "safety protocols"; "academic protocol"

Wiktionary

  1. protocol(Noun)

    The minutes, or official record, of a negotiation or transaction; especially a document drawn up officially which forms the legal basis for subsequent agreements based on it.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  2. protocol(Noun)

    An official record of a diplomatic meeting or negotiation; later specifically, a draft document setting out agreements to be signed into force by a subsequent formal treaty.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  3. protocol(Noun)

    An amendment to an official treaty.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  4. protocol(Noun)

    The first leaf of a roll of papyrus, or the official mark typically found on such a page.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  5. protocol(Noun)

    The official formulas which appeared at the beginning or end of certain official documents such as charters, papal bulls etc.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  6. protocol(Noun)

    The original notes of observations made during an experiment; also, the precise method for carrying our or reproducing a given experiment.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  7. protocol(Noun)

    The official rules and guidelines for heads of state and other dignitaries, governing accepted behaviour in relations with other diplomatic representatives or over affairs of state.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  8. protocol(Noun)

    An accepted code of conduct; acceptable behaviour in a given situation or group.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  9. protocol(Noun)

    A set of formal rules describing how to transmit or exchange data, especially across a network.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  10. protocol(Verb)

    To make a protocol of.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

  11. protocol(Noun)

    The set of instructions allowing a licensed medical professional to start, modify, or stop a medical or patient care order.

    Etymology: From protocolle, protocole, and its source, protocollum, from πρωτόκολλον, from πρῶτος + κόλλα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protocol(noun)

    the original copy of any writing, as of a deed, treaty, dispatch, or other instrument

    Etymology: [F. protocole, LL. protocollum, fr. Gr. the first leaf glued to the rolls of papyrus and the notarial documents, on which the date was written; prw^tos the first (see Proto-) + glue.]

  2. Protocol(noun)

    the minutes, or rough draught, of an instrument or transaction

    Etymology: [F. protocole, LL. protocollum, fr. Gr. the first leaf glued to the rolls of papyrus and the notarial documents, on which the date was written; prw^tos the first (see Proto-) + glue.]

  3. Protocol(noun)

    a preliminary document upon the basis of which negotiations are carried on

    Etymology: [F. protocole, LL. protocollum, fr. Gr. the first leaf glued to the rolls of papyrus and the notarial documents, on which the date was written; prw^tos the first (see Proto-) + glue.]

  4. Protocol(noun)

    a convention not formally ratified

    Etymology: [F. protocole, LL. protocollum, fr. Gr. the first leaf glued to the rolls of papyrus and the notarial documents, on which the date was written; prw^tos the first (see Proto-) + glue.]

  5. Protocol(noun)

    an agreement of diplomatists indicating the results reached by them at a particular stage of a negotiation

    Etymology: [F. protocole, LL. protocollum, fr. Gr. the first leaf glued to the rolls of papyrus and the notarial documents, on which the date was written; prw^tos the first (see Proto-) + glue.]

  6. Protocol(verb)

    to make a protocol of

    Etymology: [F. protocole, LL. protocollum, fr. Gr. the first leaf glued to the rolls of papyrus and the notarial documents, on which the date was written; prw^tos the first (see Proto-) + glue.]

  7. Protocol(verb)

    to make or write protocols, or first draughts; to issue protocols

    Etymology: [F. protocole, LL. protocollum, fr. Gr. the first leaf glued to the rolls of papyrus and the notarial documents, on which the date was written; prw^tos the first (see Proto-) + glue.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Protocol

    prō′tō-kol, n. the first copy of any document: the rough draft of an instrument or transaction: the original copy.—v.i. to issue, form protocols.—v.t. to make a protocol of—also Prō′tocolīse.—n. Prō′tocolist, a registrar or clerk. [Fr.,—Low L. protocollum—Late Gr. prōtokollon, the first leaf, containing the writer's name, date, &c.—Gr. prōtos, first, kolla, glue.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. protocol

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. protocol

    A code of conduct for a member of every form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity parliament, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government.

    Specific protocols sometimes form a facet of peace agreements or peace treaties.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020  
  2. protocol

    A set of instructions for the creation, function, structure and systems of computers, internet, networks, servers, routers, applications, software, devices and other forms of telecommunications structures and systems.

    The Internet Protocol is easy to understand and apply.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'protocol' in Nouns Frequency: #2425

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protocol in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protocol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of protocol in a Sentence

  1. Dale Baich:

    The drug protocol in Oklahoma is not capable of producing a humane execution, even if it is administered properly.

  2. Jon Johnston:

    The (Facebook) facility tests all of the packages that come in and they had a positive test, so they just initiated their standard protocol. Now we're just waiting to verify whether that's true or not.

  3. Eric Phillips:

    D.O.I. is right, employees are supposed to use their government email for government work. That’s always been the protocol and we remind City Hall and agency staff of that frequently. We consider personal email and documents in someone’s personal possession subject to FOIL when they relate to government business.

  4. James Garrow:

    The transportation of the bodies in that manner is a breach of protocol, the Medical Examiner Office regularly works with hospitals throughout Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia to ensure that bodies are treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

  5. Fred McNeill:

    There's no road map. There's no support for this, there's no protocol when you're afflicted with CTE. What it looks like and how to care for that person best.

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