net·​work·​ing ˈnet-ˌwər-kiŋ How to pronounce networking (audio)
: 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
: the establishment or use of a computer network
He has extensive experience in computer networking and information security.

Examples of networking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One broker even suggested that renting a place on Billionaires’ Row was a good networking opportunity. Jason Ma, Fortune, 12 May 2024 Tasveer and the Pakistan Crescent Collective will co-host a speed networking event on the American Pavilion terrace where filmmaking teams will meet with film financiers and funders to pitch their next project, followed by a cocktail sundowner reception for all participants. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for networking 

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of networking was in 1967

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“Networking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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