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Internet Protocol (IP) Address

A number assigned to any computing device that uses the Internet protocol (IP). Part of the address is the network number (IP network address), and part is the host address. All machines on a given IP network use the same IP network number, and each machine has a unique IP host address. The system administrator sets a subnet mask to specify how much of the address is network number and how much is host address.