con·​fer·​enc·​ing | \ ˈkän-f(ə-)rən(t)-siŋ How to pronounce conferencing (audio) , -fərn(t)- \

Definition of conferencing

: the holding of conferences especially by means of an electronic communications system computer conferencing

Examples of conferencing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pushing family engagement by offering video conferencing, visits, calls and letters. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "As deadline looms on youth detention plan, tweaks include more beds and family engagement," 18 Dec. 2019 Over the past two decades, cheap video-conferencing apps have changed how families and companies around the world communicate. Adam Minter,, "Your next vacation may be virtual," 15 Oct. 2019 There was Mark Goodman’s face on a TV screen in an Indiana classroom, shot in vertical video-conferencing mode, minus the thick, dark curls of his final days on MTV in 1987. Dave Bangert, USA TODAY, "The ’80s live on at this high school class, with help from the stars who lived it," 15 Dec. 2019 Microsoft also has the benefit of owning video-conferencing platform Skype. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Slack's stock plunges after Microsoft says Teams has 20 million users," 19 Nov. 2019 But squeezed inside it, there’s a video conferencing system, cutting-edge cameras, and a highly secured vault. Megan Thielking, STAT, "This booth can virtually connect patients with clinicians and dispense medications. Will patients use it?," 8 Nov. 2019 The same office offers video conferencing to the legions of Wencheng natives who live in northern Italy, many as workers in clothing factories. The Economist, "In China, capitalism breeds new respect for dialects," 7 Nov. 2019 Further Reading Silent Mac update nukes dangerous webserver installed by Zoom On Wednesday, Apple pushed a silent update for Macs that removed a risky Web server installed by the Zoom video conferencing app. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Eavesdropping flaw prompts Apple to suspend Walkie-Talkie app," 11 July 2019 Video conferencing provider Zoom is pushing out an emergency patch later today to address the zero-day vulnerability for Mac users that could potentially expose a live webcam feed to an attacker. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Zoom to fix major Mac webcam security flaw today with emergency patch," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of conferencing

1865, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Conferencing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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