Learn what an Internal Protocol is aka IP address.
An Internet Protocol address - commonly known as an IP - is an alphanumerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. According to Wikipedia, "an IP address serves two principal functions. It identifies the host, or more specifically its network interface, and it provides the location of the host in the network, and thus the capability of establishing a path to that host." Its role has been characterized as follows: A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is.
A route indicates how to get there - Learn more about an IP Address on Wikipedia.