TCP abbr Transmission Control Protocol

July 23, 2012

See also: User Datagram Protocol

CIMM DEFINITION: A set of rules (protocol) used along with the Internet Protocol (IP) to send data in the form of message units between computers over the Internet. While IP takes care of handling the actual delivery of the data, TCP takes care of keeping track of the individual units of data (called packets) that a message is divided into for efficient routing through the Internet. (Source: