networking

noun
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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The performance improvements Retpoline enables are fairly significant, Microsoft says: about a 25-percent speedup in Office app launch times and up to 1.5-2X improved throughput in both a storage and networking benchmark. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Recent Windows 10 patch brings good, bad performance news for PC gamers," 7 Mar. 2019 Students who put off networking until after getting their degrees might not secure employment as fast as those who had four-year head starts. Valencia Higuera, The Seattle Times, "9 biggest career mistakes college grads make," 20 Feb. 2019 Dinner aside, most networking meetings were held over coffee or cocktails, where the bill can add up quickly. Audrey Henson, Vox, "Diversity on Capitol Hill starts with paying interns," 26 Dec. 2018 Sign up for an email newsletter, learn more about events or volunteering opportunities, contact the staff members and explore opportunities for member networking or board positions. Linda Davis Taylor, SELF, "Beyond Giving Tuesday: How to Make a Giving Plan and Why You Need One," 26 Nov. 2018 The pair were oddly open about it, using their own identities on social media and advertising their networking successes. Angela Charlton And Matthew Bodner, Fox News, "Russian meddling abroad: Does Putin pull all the strings?," 15 Sep. 2018 The Pizzadelphia Pizza Festival brings together an array of the area’s best savory pie makers, including Pizzeria Vetri, Pizza Brain, Porta, and more for an afternoon of eating, cooking demos, and chef networking. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Taylor Swift, 'Star Wars' with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and other great events in Philadelphia, July 13-20," 12 July 2018 Some put the number of jobs obtained through networking — as opposed to answering an ad — at as high as 85 percent. Ellevate, chicagotribune.com, "How cold calling could actually work when you're networking," 12 July 2018 The letters, many of them written by hand, offer a glimpse into the networking skills of an EPA administrator closely tied with some officials from industries his agency regulates. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt likes snail mail — just like Trump," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of networking

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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