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IP stands for "Internet Protocol".

A standard protocol designed for use in interconnected systems of packet-switched digital communication networks.

A low-level networking standard that is the basis of the Internet, as well as 4G wireless networks.

See: 4G

IP can also stand for Intellectual Property, meaning ideas that can be owned and protected with copyright, trademark, or a patent.

IP can also stand for Ingress Protection or International Protection, a rating for protection against dust and water.

See: IP Rating

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