net·​work·​ing | \ ˈnet-ˌwər-kiŋ How to pronounce networking (audio) \

Definition of networking

1 : the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business networking remains the No. 1 cause of job attainment … — Hal Lancaster
2 : the establishment or use of a computer network He has extensive experience in computer networking and information security.

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And why Wonderloop, a networking app for sharing video profiles, might be those users’ next go-to app. Rae Witte, WSJ, "This App Helps You Hook Up with Random (Business) Partners," 3 May 2019 Many of the features in the Killer AX 1650 networking adapter aren’t necessarily new to people familiar with Killer Wi-Fi or networking chips. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Killer's AX 1650 network card taps Wi-Fi 6 for wireless gaming that doesn't suck," 15 Apr. 2019 Now, The Wing is working to launch a mobile app that allows its members to get in touch outside of the physical space, whether that's for advice or networking. Glamour, "Three Female Entrepreneurs Share Some Real Talk on Starting Your Own Business," 11 Nov. 2018 That's why mesh networking, a system that's been used in the corporate world for years, is finally making it to our homes. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Destroy Wi-Fi Dead Zones with Today's Eero Sale," 12 Mar. 2019 What’s unclear about USB4 is whether everything in Thunderbolt 3 will carry over: connecting a pair of 4K monitors at 60Hz using DisplayPort, peer-to-peer networking, and more. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "The new USB4 spec promises a lot: Thunderbolt 3 support, 40Gbps bandwidth, and less confusion," 5 Mar. 2019 Women’s representation gets a small boost when Microsoft’s workforce is combined with employees at LinkedIn, the professional-networking site Microsoft acquired two years ago that operates largely independently. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "Microsoft sees modest upticks in representation of women, minority employees," 14 Nov. 2018 The 48-story 609 Main building has a hotel-style lobby with a café and spaces for networking; fitness and conference centers; large windows; and private roof gardens in select tenant spaces. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Simmons & Co. International inks big lease at 609 Main," 24 Apr. 2018 But one of the big differences between CBD and THC is, according to Jane West, cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and founder of the marijuana networking group Women Grow, that CBD is non-intoxicating. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "How Hard Should We Lean into This Whole CBD Coffee Trend?," 16 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of networking

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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