networking

noun net·work·ing \ ˈnet-ˌwər-kiŋ \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of networking

1967

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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