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A disinfectant and germicidal solution containing various phenols and sodium salicylate.
- ‘She brought him the bottle of TCP after all the stings had been carefully plucked out.’
- ‘Dab affected area lightly twice or thrice daily with cotton wool soaked in TCP.’
- ‘Chlorine is used to make antiseptics such as TCP.’
- ‘She took TCP from the cabinet and sprinkled a few drops in the bathwater.’
- ‘When a child hurts himself what a relief it is to know that TCP is handy.’
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.’
- ‘The firm credited with finding the TCP/IP stack flaw warns that the problem is not limited to Microsoft.’
- ‘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.’
1970s: short for Transmission Control Protocol.
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