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 for Transmission Control Protocol
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  transmission control protocol
      n 1: a protocol developed for the internet to get data from one
           network device to another; "TCP uses a retransmission
           strategy to insure that data will not be lost in
           transmission" [syn: transmission control protocol, TCP]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Transmission Control Protocol
      (TCP) The most common transport layer
     protocol used on Ethernet and the Internet.  It was
     developed by DARPA.
     TCP is the connection-oriented protocol built on top of
     Internet Protocol (IP) and is nearly always seen in the
     combination TCP/IP (TCP over IP).  It adds reliable
     communication and flow-control and provides full-duplex,
     process-to-process connections.
     TCP is defined in STD 7 and RFC 793.
     User Datagram Protocol is the other, connectionless,
     protocol that runs on top of IP.

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