from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An acronym for file transfer protocol, a standardized protocol used to allow transmission of files between computers. It consists of a set of coded signals which are transmitted between computers, and which inform the receiving computer of the nature of a packet of information to be transmitted, and inform the transmitting computer when a packet has been successfully received.
- transitive v. To send from one computer to another by means of the standard file transfer protocol (ftp).
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- n. protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
- v. use the file transfer protocol to transfer data from one computer to another
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