conferencing

noun
con·​fer·​enc·​ing | \ˈkän-f(ə-)rən(t)-siŋ, -fərn(t)-\

Definition of conferencing 

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

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For all the perks of working remotely—sending emails in your robe, getting to hang out with your dog—the truth is, video conferencing is not a great replacement for talking face-to-face. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Augmented reality video conferencing may come sooner than you think," 31 Oct. 2018 At Slack, the company has their robots routinely run a physical readiness check on meeting rooms — visually scanning for things like if the chairs are present and if the screens for video conferencing are turned on. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Is this robot really going to replace a security guard?," 8 Oct. 2018 That service offered audio/video conferencing and project-tracking alongside standard chat and other communication features. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Slack and Hipchat owner Atlassian are teaming up to take on Microsoft Teams," 26 July 2018 Microsoft is even certifying that the displays have far-field microphones for features like Cortana, and a camera is attached for video conferencing through Microsoft Teams or other software. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft launches new Windows Collaboration Displays to make meeting rooms smarter," 6 June 2018 Parents can still communicate with their children through phone calls and video conferencing. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Kirstjen Nielsen’s mighty struggle to explain separating families at the border, annotated," 19 June 2018 Parents can still communicate with their children through phone calls and video conferencing. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Kirstjen Nielsen’s mighty struggle to explain separating families at the border, annotated," 19 June 2018 Via video-conferencing, Malinowski answered questions from prosecutors and was subject to cross-examination by Slager’s attorney, all of whom had gathered in a courtroom for the deposition. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, "Mom-of-2 Describes Horror of Boyfriend Lighting Her on Fire as He Pleads to Her Murder: 'Pure Evil'," 11 July 2018 The New York Civil Liberties Union also said using video conferencing for hearings was eroding detainees’ rights. Gerald Porter Jr., WSJ, "Manhattan’s Immigration Court Begins Video Only Hearings," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of conferencing

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conferencing was in 1865

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