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 for file transfer protocol
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  ftp \ftp\, FTP \FTP\([e^]f`t[=e]*p[=e]"), n. [acronym from File
     Transfer Protocol.] (Computers)
     An acronym for file transfer protocol, a standardized
     protocol used to allow transmission of files between
     computers; as, send me the file by ftp. It consists of a set
     of coded signals which are transmitted between computers, and
     which inform the receiving computer of the nature of a packet
     of information to be transmitted, and inform the transmitting
     computer when a packet has been successfully received.
     [acronym]
     [PJC] ftp

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  file transfer protocol
      n 1: protocol that allows users to copy files between their
           local system and any system they can reach on the network
           [syn: file transfer protocol, FTP]

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

  File Transfer Protocol
  FTP
  
     (FTP) A client-server protocol which allows a user on one
     computer to transfer files to and from another computer over a
     TCP/IP network.  Also the client program the user executes
     to transfer files.  It is defined in STD 9, RFC 959.
  
     See also anonymous FTP, FSP, TFTP.
  
     Unix manual page: ftp(1).
  
     (1994-12-01)
  

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