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

  transport layer
  host-host layer
  ISO 8072
  ISO 8073
  layer 4
  X.214
  X.224
  
      (Or "host-host layer") The middle layer in the
     OSI seven layer model.  The transport layer determines how
     to use the network layer to provide a virtual error-free,
     point to point connection so that host A can send messages to
     host B and they will arrive un-corrupted and in the correct
     order.  It establishes and dissolves connections between
     hosts.  It is used by the session layer.
  
     An example transport layer protocol is Transmission Control
     Protocol (TCP).
  
     OSI documents: ITU Rec. X.214 (ISO 8072), ITU Rec. X.224
     (ISO 8073).
  
     (1997-12-07)
  

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