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French protocole, Late Latin protocollum, from Greek [Πρωτόκολλο (Πρώτο+κολλάω)] 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.)
- A rule, guideline, or document which guides how an activity should be performed.
- The original copy of any writing, as of a deed, treaty, dispatch, or other instrument.
- The minutes, or rough draft, of an instrument or transaction.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A preliminary document upon the basis of which negotiations are carried on.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A convention not formally ratified.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An agreement of diplomatists indicating the results reached by them at a particular stage of a negotiation.
- (computing) A set of formal rules describing how to transmit data, especially across a network. A message syntax or electrical specification and a description 2 or more communication nodes: finite state machines, the transition functions of which take messages or times as input and, when then so triggered, may themselves send messages.
Third person singular
- (obsolete), (transitive): To make a protocol of.
- (obsolete), (intransitive): To make or write protocols, or first drafts; to issue protocols.
Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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