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protocol

  

      n  
1    the formal etiquette and code of behaviour, precedence, and procedure for state and diplomatic ceremonies  
2    a memorandum or record of an agreement, esp. one reached in international negotiations, a meeting, etc.  
3   
a    an amendment to a treaty or convention  
b    an annexe appended to a treaty to deal with subsidiary matters or to render the treaty more lucid  
c    a formal international agreement or understanding on some matter  
4      (Philosophy, In full)   protocol statement   a statement that is immediately verifiable by experience  
   See       logical positivism  
5      (Computing)   the set form in which data must be presented for handling by a particular computer configuration, esp. in the transmission of information between different computer systems  
     (C16: from Medieval Latin protocollum, from Late Greek protokollon sheet glued to the front of a manuscript, from proto- + kolla glue)  


Geneva protocol  
      n   the agreement in 1925 to ban the use of asphyxiating, poisonous, or other gases in war. It does not ban the development or manufacture of such gases  
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protocol

  
1    code of behaviour, conventions, courtesies, customs, decorum, etiquette, formalities, good form, manners, politesse, propriety, p's and q's, rules of conduct  
2    agreement, compact, concordat, contract, convention, covenant, pact, treaty  

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exp.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
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