Meaning of IP in English
Stands for "Internet Protocol." This is what allows for data to be transferred between systems over the Internet. It provides a standard set of rules for sending and receiving data via the Internet. People often say "IP" when referring to an IP address. The two are not necessarily synonymous, but I don't care if you say IP instead of IP address. I do it, I mean, nobody cares.
English glossary of computer and Internet terms. Английский глоссарий компьютерных и Интернет терминов. 2012