Main definitions of TCP in English

: TCP1TCP2

TCP1

noun

British
trademark
  • [mass noun] A disinfectant and germicidal solution containing various phenols and sodium salicylate.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When a child hurts himself what a relief it is to know that TCP is handy.’
    • ‘Dab affected area lightly twice or thrice daily with cotton wool soaked in TCP.’
    • ‘She took TCP from the cabinet and sprinkled a few drops in the bathwater.’

Origin

1930s: abbreviation of trichlorophenyl, part of the chemical name of one of the ingredients.

Main definitions of TCP in English

: TCP1TCP2

TCP2

noun

Computing
  • 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.’
    • ‘Researchers highlighted inherent security weaknesses in the design of TCP in 1989 but these flaws in authentication were only first exploited six years later.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The firm credited with finding the TCP/IP stack flaw warns that the problem is not limited to Microsoft.’

Origin

1970s: short for Transmission Control Protocol.