networking

[ net-wur-king ]
/ ˈnɛtˌwɜr kɪŋ /

noun

a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest: Working mothers in the community use networking to help themselves manage successfully.
Digital Technology. the design, establishment, or utilization of a computer network.

adjective

of or relating to a network or networking: networking software;a networking brunch.

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Origin of networking

First recorded in 1935–40; network + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for networking

networking
/ (ˈnɛtˌwɜːkɪŋ) /

noun

computing the interconnection of two or more networks in different places, as in working at home with a link to a central computer in an office
forming business connections and contacts through informal social meetings

adjective

of or for networkingnetworking systems
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