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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Davies was inspired to write the script after hearing Shankwitz give a motivational talk at a networking event for business entrepreneurs in San Diego six years ago. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Racing starts next week, but Del Mar’s Joe Harper already is a winner," 11 July 2019 There will be food and drinks, followed by networking. Margeaux Sippell,, "Business agenda," 15 May 2018 The event will be open to the public for a $2 entry fee from 4-7 p.m., followed by Business-to-Business networking from 7-9 p.m. There will be food vendors, raffles, door prizes and entertainment. Post-Tribune, "Community news," 16 Mar. 2018 Enjoy a time with wine and light fare while meeting other business men and women in the spirit of networking. Helen Williams,, "Gretna Economic association helps promote locally owned businesses in city," 5 June 2019 But there is a 5G logo right there in the status bar, for anyone who wants a first look at the future of networking. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Verizon says it successfully tested 5G on the Moto Z3," 14 Nov. 2018 The night of networking will feature appetizers, games, prizes, and a photo booth. Allison Hagan,, "Business agenda," 9 July 2018 Zigbee allows it to directly connect with products in your home that use that standard form of mesh networking—a network created by daisy-chaining devices together. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "Which Amazon Echo Should You Buy?," 16 Mar. 2018 Guests can enjoy networking, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, tours of the new facility and a presentation by NCHS President and CEO Barbara Kennedy. Ramona Sentinel, "Our Town Calendar of Events: June 13-19," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of networking

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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