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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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 Palm Beach County high school and college students seeking an internship for summer or fall with a local employer are invited to attend a networking event from 8 a.m. to noon July 10. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "Intern hiring event Tuesday in West Palm Beach," 9 July 2018 The competition is based on a personal interview, the essay, a networking event, community service and participation. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Deadline nears to enter Fort Bend County Fair queen contest," 19 June 2018 By piecing together public documents, classified files, and interviews, the outlet identified these networking equipment centers in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, DC, and Atlanta. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "Security News This Week: Mapping the NSA's Secret Spy Hubs," 30 June 2018 In an unusual letter to politicians in Australia made public this week, Huawei defended its status as a longtime supplier of networking gear and other equipment to the country’s biggest telecommunications companies. New York Times, "Huawei’s New Front in the Global Technology Cold War: Australia," 19 June 2018 Huawei is built like a combination of Qualcomm (wireless networking equipment), Cisco (networking infrastructure), and Apple (consumer devices). Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "How Bad Is Facebook’s New China Problem?," 6 June 2018 For a girl with few resources, roles models and ways out of a small-town, pageants can be an avenue for networking, interview prep and a wealth of soft-skills. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, "Miss America made a welcome change. But let's not pretend pageants are the root of the problem.," 5 June 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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