noun[mass noun] British trademark
A disinfectant and germicidal solution containing various phenols and sodium salicylate.
- Dab affected area lightly twice or thrice daily with cotton wool soaked in TCP.
- Chlorine is used to make antiseptics such as TCP.
- She brought him the bottle of TCP after all the stings had been carefully plucked out.
1930s: abbreviation of trichlorophenyl, part of the chemical name of one of the ingredients.
A set of rules that governs the delivery of data over the Internet or other network that uses the Internet Protocol, and sets up a connection between the sending and receiving computers.
- TCP is also the preferred protocol for most new applications.
- IFCP maps Fibre Channel frames to a predetermined TCP connection for transport, with a good performance/bandwidth utilization compromise for remote connections.
- The backdoor is intended to allow a range of attacks to be initiated from infected computers, such as executing arbitrary commands, creating TCP floods, creating DNS floods and searching for email addresses on disk.
1970s: short for Transmission Control Protocol.
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