net·​work·​ing | \ ˈnet-ˌwər-kiŋ \

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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Its networking events are packed, and its speaker series has featured everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Chloe Malle, Vogue, "Imperial Pink? The Wing Gears Up to Go Global," 8 Aug. 2018 Through its Ask a Woman to Run tool and She Should Run incubator, women from all backgrounds can enroll in courses on leadership, networking, and communication skills to build their individual paths to candidacy. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "6 Political Candidate Organizations Helping Women Run for Office," 25 Oct. 2018 The mission’s primary goal is to establish communications among the minute satellites through an approach called mesh networking, which involves passing messages to nearby satellites so that information eventually propagates to all the Sprites. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, "The Tiny Satellites That Might Fly to Another Solar System," 18 Oct. 2018 There’s networking with new supporters who stayed out of the primary (or backed one of her rivals). Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Rashida Tlaib Isn’t Waiting to Get to Congress to Help Other Women," 20 Sep. 2018 Still, Broadcom is a provider of components for computers, smartphones and networking equipment. Bloomberg,, "Broadcom agrees to buy CA Technologies for $18.9 billion," 12 July 2018 While big chain hotels often have club floors where their most loyal guests might get free drinks and a steam-table buffet, these new iterations offer insider access, eating and drinking venues and networking opportunities of a much higher caliber. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "How to Crash an Uber-Hip Private Club? Book a Room," 30 Aug. 2018 Many of the women who attended the speed-networking event were new to the field. Judith Ohikuare,, "Can Black Women Do Good & Get Rich In Big Cannabis?," 22 June 2018 There will also be a monthly calendar with events such as sip-and-paint classes, dance lessons and Bumble dating/networking events. Pam Kragen,, "Windmill Food Hall announces list of restaurants," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of networking

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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