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A brief summary; the minutes of a meeting; the etiquette of diplomacy.

Protocol refers to a summarized document or the minutes of a meeting that are initialed by the parties present to indicate the accuracy of the document or minutes.

Protocol is a section of the department of state that is responsible for advising the government, the president, the vice president, and the Secretary of State on matters of diplomatic procedure governed by law or international custom and practice. Protocol is the method of officially ranking or receiving government officials.


an addition or supplement to a treaty.

PROTOCOL, civil law, international law. A record or register. Among the Romans, protocollunt was a writing at the head of the first page of the paper used by the notaries or tabellions. Nov. 44.
     2. In France the minutes of notarial acts were formerly transcribed on registers, which were called protocols. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. liv. 3, t. 3, c. 6, s. 1, n. 413.
     3. By the German law it signifies the minutes of any transaction. Eneye. Amer. Protocol. In the latter sense the word has of late been received into international law. Ibid.

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The business program of the Forum was comprised of 15 thematic sessions, panel discussions and master classes on the most topical aspects of modern Protocol, Etiquette, Hospitality and Intercultural Communication.
Firefox 61 is already shipping as the final published version, however, Firefox 63 will be the ultimate version which will be rolling out in October with the new protocol in place.
The protocol lets representatives of member firms take a limited amount of client information when leaving one protocol member firm for another.
Binary protocol and text protocol are two major categories to which all protocols fall; however at special cases, certain protocols can be text-binary.
The purpose of this research study was to evaluate nurses' perceptions of an RN-driven urinary catheter-removal protocol at a 500-bed Magnet[R]-designated teaching hospital.
Mr.Vadalia further explained, “Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS[TM]) is a powerful protocol test simulation platform supporting a wide ranging protocols such as SIGTRAN (SS7 over IP), SS7 over TDM (T1 E1), ISDN over TDM (T1 E1), GSM-A & GSM-Abis over TDM, Megaco, SIP, and MGCP over IP.
In many applications, such as file transfer, virtual desktop, and other communications applications, TCP is employed as a standard communications protocol. One issue with TCP is that data loss (packet loss) can occur in low-quality communications environments, resulting in significant drops in transmission performance (reduced throughput and higher latency) due to increased latency from having to retransmit data.
Agilent's N8818A UFS protocol decoder runs on Infiniium 90000A, 90000 X-Series and 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes and decodes protocol packets for the JEDEC's UFS v1.1 specification.
"We used to have consequences when we demonstrated improper protocol. Today, you get your own reality show if you break protocol rules," complains Eyring, yet she also acknowledges the changing nature of the world.
He rejected certain foreign media speculations that Tehran might reconsider its decision on joining the Additional Protocol, and said nothing special has happened in the realm of action which could spur such speculations.
Ahmad Ali Alzaabi, assistant director general of the Protocol Department -- Dubai, expressed his happiness for the continuity of the course and its popular demand as he said: "The course is still attracting intense interest from various organisations and personalities in the UAE and abroad.