con·​fer·​enc·​ing ˈkän-f(ə-)rən(t)-siŋ How to pronounce conferencing (audio)
: 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 The central display has several third-party apps, including TikTok and Angry Birds, and the driver can use video conferencing tools like Zoom while the car is parked. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 3 Sep. 2023 Zoom, whose video conferencing tool helped enable the quick transition to remote work during the pandemic, recently asked employees who live within 50 miles of a Zoom office to start coming in at least twice a week. Taylor Telford, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Sep. 2023 Working from home has become the norm for millions of people around the world and with it, comes the video conferencing and Zoom calls. Tim Chan, Variety, 25 July 2023 By harnessing the power of A.I., remote workers can leverage smart tools to enhance video conferencing, document sharing, and project management. Bygleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 1 June 2023 Even Verizon invested big into video conferencing, snapping up BlueJeans for around $400 million and making vague promises about integrating it with 5G. Zoom, meanwhile, became a verb and a household name practically overnight. Jay Peters, The Verge, 12 Aug. 2023 Zoom, the video conferencing platform that powered schools and workplaces through the pandemic, is joining other companies in asking employees to return to the office. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 9 Aug. 2023 Companies can overcome this by using video conferencing and collaboration tools to keep employees connected, offering virtual training and development opportunities, and ensuring that employees have access to company resources. Solomon Amar, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Shares of Zoom Video jumped 8 percent in extended trading after the video conferencing company posted fourth quarter earnings that exceeded analysts' expectations. Harold Maass, The Week, 28 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conferencing was in 1865

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“Conferencing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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