Definition of FTP in English:


Syllabification: FTP


  • 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.
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    • 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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