Noun Concept
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protocol  communications protocol  Communication protocol
(computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data WordNet 3.0
A communication protocol is a system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity. Wikipedia
A set of rules and regulations that determine how data is transmitted in telecommunications and computer networking Wikipedia Disambiguation
System for exchanging messages between computing systems Wikidata
A formal description of digital message formats and the rules for exchanging those messages in or between computing systems and in telecommunications. OmegaWiki
A set of formal rules describing how to transmit or exchange data, especially across a network. Wiktionary