networking

noun
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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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 Russo, a health-policy researcher from Upper Arlington, is the more establishment-y candidate; Relotto, founder of the all-female career networking site Dames Bond, is the more progressive and activist-y candidate. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com, "Top 10 Ohio House Democratic primaries to watch in 2018," 20 Mar. 2018 It's been just over a year since Microsoft swallowed the career networking site LinkedIn. Matt O'brien, Houston Chronicle, "Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is their marriage working?," 31 Jan. 2018 Despite a reputation as a technological powerhouse, Japan’s aerospace industry lags behind in key areas, including avionics, systems integration, networking, and stealth. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Now Northrop Grumman Wants to Build Japan's New Fighter Jet," 9 July 2018 The NuBus slot is taken up by an Ethernet card for fast networking, and this should connect the IIsi to the Internet with limited fuss. Chris Wilkinson, Ars Technica, "1990, meet 2018: How far does 20MHz of Macintosh IIsi power go today?," 1 July 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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