TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol):
TCP/IP is a set of protocols for Layers three and four of the
seven-layer OSI network model. These are respectively, the network and
the transport layers.
TDCC (Transportation Data Coordinating Committee):
Sets standards for motor, rail, ocean and air industry, administered
A term encompassing both voice and data communications in the form of
coded signals over via public or private telecommunications media.
TP(:Trading Partner -- see definition)
TPA (Trading Partner Agreement):
Contractual arrangement between the parties involved in electronic
trading covering the EDI specific parts of the exchange of trading
information. Also called Interchange Agreement.
TRADACOMS (Trading Data Communications Standard):
An EDI standard used primarily in England and Western Europe.
A user with whom another user has agreed to exchange electronic
business data -- typically, trading partners are direct customers,
suppliers, or intra-company divisions.
The term used in electronic data interchange to describe a single
document (purchase order, invoices, etc.). The data included in a
transaction set will convey the same information as a conventional
All the data to be transmitted between one user and another, or one
user and the VAN.