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Definition: 1. code of conduct or rules of appropriate behavior; 2. a formal agreement, in politics; 3. an original draft or record of a document
Synonyms: etiquette, rules, conventions, formalities, agreement
Tips: Protocol is a diplomatic and political term that refers to appropriate behavior and rules of conduct for a particular situation or event. Protocol can also be a more sophisticated word to use to denote appropriate actions or rules in business (see usage examples). Protocol can also be used as a verb, meaning "to draw up or issue a protocol," but is most often used to refer to rules or conventions.
Business protocol requires that we arrive at this meeting well-prepared and on time. (etiquette)
We currently have several security protocols in place to insure that any sensitive company information is protected. (rules)
The countries established a new trade protocol to help further their respective economies and relations with each other. (agreement)
Carrie broke company protocol when she used her work e-mail address to send personal e-mails. (rules, conventions)
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