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 Since its inception in 2016, Jio has amassed around 400 million users and launched a streaming service, a video conferencing app, a fiber broadband network and digital payments. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, "Mukesh Ambani Fast Facts," 23 Feb. 2021 Investors pouring money into the wrong company also happened early last year, when shares of Zoom Technologies climbed due to similar confusion following positive news about the remote conferencing service company, Zoom Video Communications. Karen Ho, Quartz, "A misinterpreted Elon Musk tweet sent an obscure stock soaring," 12 Jan. 2021 The video-conferencing service Zoom is removing its time limit for nonpaying members over the holidays. NBC News, "Pandemic forces holiday office parties to go virtual," 23 Dec. 2020 One of the agents communicated with Ward via a video conferencing app, telephone and text messaging. Drew Broach | Staff Writer,, "Covington man admits sending child porn, asking to watch molestation," 19 Dec. 2020 Most of us hadn’t heard of Zoom before March, when the video conferencing tool shot to the top of the pile of virtual meeting apps. Allison Hatfield, Dallas News, "7 ways technology is helping small businesses during COVID-19," 20 Nov. 2020 The Baltimore County library also will host the panel discussion through the video conferencing app Zoom from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and registration closes an hour before the discussion begins. Taylor Deville,, "Baltimore County Police chief Melissa Hyatt, activist DeRay Mckesson among panelists for Tuesday discussion on racial equity, policing," 25 Aug. 2020 Zoom is experiencing partial outages during the first day of school for thousands of students who are relying on the video conferencing technology to connect with educators. Arkansas Online, "First day of school for thousands and Zoom gets glitchy," 24 Aug. 2020 Even those choosing to work from home can feel isolated or anxious about their roles, and fatigued by hours of video conferencing. Aliza Knox, Quartz at Work, "The future of leadership will be managing hybrid teams," 22 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of conferencing

1865, in the meaning defined above

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2 Mar 2021

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“Conferencing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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