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 for TCP/IP
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  TCP/IP
      n 1: a set of protocols (including TCP) developed for the
           internet in the 1970s to get data from one network device
           to another [syn: transmission control protocol/internet
           protocol, TCP/IP]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  TCPIP
         Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (RFC 793, IP),
  "TCP/IP"
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  TCP/IP
   /T'C?P I?P/, n.
  
      1. [Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol] The
      wide-area-networking protocol that makes the Internet work, and the only
      one most hackers can speak the name of without laughing or retching. Unlike
      such allegedly ?standard? competitors such as X.25, DECnet, and the ISO
      7-layer stack, TCP/IP evolved primarily by actually being used, rather than
      being handed down from on high by a vendor or a heavily-politicized
      standards committee. Consequently, it (a) works, (b) actually promotes
      cheap cross-platform connectivity, and (c) annoys the hell out of corporate
      and governmental empire-builders everywhere. Hackers value all three of
      these properties. See creationism.
  
      2. [Amateur Packet Radio] Formerly expanded as ?The Crap Phil Is Pushing?.
      The reference is to Phil Karn, KA9Q, and the context was an ongoing
      technical/political war between the majority of sites still running AX.25
      and the TCP/IP relays. TCP/IP won.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  TCP/IP
  
      Transmission Control Protocol over
     Internet Protocol.
  
     The de facto standard Ethernet protocols incorporated
     into 4.2BSD Unix.  TCP/IP was developed by DARPA for
     internetworking and encompasses both network layer and
     transport layer protocols.  While TCP and IP specify two
     protocols at specific protocol layers, TCP/IP is often used
     to refer to the entire DoD protocol suite based upon
     these, including telnet, FTP, UDP and RDP.
  
     See also ICMP, SMTP, SNMP.
  
     (1995-03-17)
  

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