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FTP

Syllabification: FTP
Computing

Definition of FTP in English:

abbreviation

File transfer protocol, a standard for the exchange of program and data files across a network.

verb (FTPs, FTP'ing, FTP'd or FTP'ed)

[with object] informal Back to top  
Transfer (a file) from one computer or system to another, especially on the Internet.
Example sentences
  • We can easily swamp the IDE drive in chips by FTPing something across this link onto it and watching the transfer speed drop to ‘only’ 45MB / sec.
  • Emailing a couple hundred MP3s or FTPing it to your PC at home will raise eyebrows if the Network Administrator is monitoring the network.
  • In March 2000 I'd just moved to London and was without a job for the first three weeks so I started keeping a diary, edited by hand and FTPed onto some free webspace from the ISP.

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