FTP



noun
1.
File Transfer Protocol: a software protocol for exchanging information between computers over a network.
2.
any program that implements this protocol.
verb (used with object), FTPed, FTPing.
3.
(often lowercase) to send (files) to or receive (files) from a remote computer via FTP.
noun
1.
file transfer protocol; the standard protocol used to transfer files across the internet, or a similar network, between computer systems
2.
the program implementing this
verb
3.
(transitive) to transfer (a file) in this way
FTP
(ěf’tē-pē’)
Short for File Transfer Protocol. A communications protocol governing the transfer of files between computers over a network. Compare HTTP, SMTP.

File Transfer Protocol
File Transfer Protocol

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