US: /ˈpɹoʊtəˌkɑɫ/, /ˈpɹoʊtəˌkɔɫ/
UK: /pɹˈə‍ʊtəkˌɒl/

English Vietnamese dictionary

protocol /protocol/
  • danh từ
    • nghi thức ngoại giao, lễ tân
    • (the protocol) vụ lễ tân (của bộ ngoại giao)
    • nghị định thư

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U] a system of fixed rules and formal behaviour used at official meetings, usually between governments: a breach of protocol + the protocol of diplomatic visits
2 [C] (technical) the first or original version of an agreement, especially a TREATY between countries, etc.; an extra part added to an agreement or TREATY: the first Geneva Protocol + It is set out in a legally binding protocol which forms part of the treaty.
3 (computing) a set of rules that control the way data is sent between computers
4 (technical) a plan for carrying out a scientific experiment or medical treatment

Thesaurus dictionary

1 rule(s) or code(s) or standard(s) of behaviour or conduct, convention(s), custom(s), diplomacy, formality, formalities, form, etiquette, politesse, manners, practice, usage, authority:
According to protocol, the lady stands at the right of the gentleman. Which protocol are you following, the British or the French?
2 treaty, pact, compact, covenant, agreement, concordat; memorandum, minute, note, draft, outline:
The original protocol must be checked before the ministers attach their signatures.

Concise English dictionary

protocols'prəʊtəkɑl ,-kɔl /-kɒl
+(computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
+forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state
+code of correct conduct