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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.

Examples of networking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use these new networking opportunities to start conversations with people who do not look like you. Linda Goler Blount, Forbes, 25 July 2022 Ahlgren used gigs photographing business networking events to secure invites to legal and accounting firms, government offices and commercial banks. CNN, 7 July 2022 Leaders from the Made in Medina County initiative announced that six networking events will be held this year to support, promote and celebrate Medina County manufacturers and skilled trades. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 1 July 2022 And check out what’s happening at your alma mater for smaller-scale networking opportunities. Rachel Loock, USA TODAY, 28 June 2022 The market’s aim of resuming in-person meetings after two online editions is working well, and the panels and networking events are operating at capacity. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 22 June 2022 But the networking opportunities might be even more important. Globe Staff,, 20 June 2022 The annual conference, scheduled for July 11-13, will include events with tech bigwigs and copious networking opportunities high in the Rockies. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 16 June 2022 The program, part of the NFL’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, will provide women and minority prospects direct networking opportunities and exposure to club owners to prepare them for head coach and general manager positions. The Arizona Republic, 31 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of networking

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Networking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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