- 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.
- the design, establishment, or utilization of a computer network.
- of or relating to a network or networking: networking software, a networking system.
Origin of networking
- any netlike combination of filaments, lines, veins, passages, or the like: a network of arteries; a network of sewers under the city.
- Radio and Television.
- a group of transmitting stations linked by wire or microwave relay so that the same program can be broadcast or telecast by all.
- a company or organization that provides programs to be broadcast over these stations: She was hired by the network as program coordinator.
- Telecommunications, Computers. a system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunication equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information.
- an association of individuals having a common interest, formed to provide mutual assistance, helpful information, or the like: a network of recent college graduates.
- a system of interrelated buildings, offices, stations, etc., especially over a large area or throughout a country, territory, region, etc.: a network of supply depots.
- Electricity. an arrangement of conducting elements, as resistors, capacitors, or inductors, connected by conducting wire.
- a netting or net.
- to cultivate people who can be helpful to one professionally, especially in finding employment or moving to a higher position: His business lunches were taken up with networking.
- to place (as a program from a local radio or television station) in or on a network: The station will try to network the local cooking show.
- to connect to a network.
- to distribute widely: We charge a small fee for networking your résumé.
- to cover with or as if with a network: to network a bay with buoy markers.
- to organize into a network: to network the state's independent stations.
- to broadcast (a program) over a radio or television network.
Origin of network
Examples from the Web for networking
I recognize a few Ukrainian professionals from a networking group and they hug me warmly.Slouching Towards Maidan: An American Hair-Trader Reflects On Ukraine’s Protests
December 15, 2013
Her entire career has been based less on solid accomplishment than on her networking skills.Susan Rice Didn’t Deserve State Post, Let Alone Her U.N. Role
December 14, 2012
I met Shon at a networking mixer; he was getting his MBA at Wharton.Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed
October 12, 2012
On Friday this week Brooks's networking with politicians will be the main theme—and more than anyone Cameron will be in the dock.The Woman Who Could Bring Down Cameron
May 9, 2012
“This meeting was great for networking and giving people a stage,” said one participant, a female Cairo journalist.Egypt’s Game Changers: Samira Ibrahim and the Women Who Speak Up About Sexual Violence
January 22, 2012
Networking must also be supported by communications technologies.Shock and Awe
Harlan K. Ullman
Enroll them in a networking club for the jobless, one of the really good ones.Makers
Networking, at many levels and in many ways, is related to the characteristics of our pragmatic framework.
As rudimentary as it still is, networking excludes everything that is not fast- paced and to the point.
On the increasingly rewarding practical experiences of networking, literacy is challenged by transitory, partial literacies.
- 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
- of or for networkingnetworking systems
- an interconnected group or systema network of shops
- Also: net a system of intersecting lines, roads, veins, etc
- another name for net 1 (def. 1), netting
- radio television a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programme simultaneously
- electronics a system of interconnected components or circuits
- computing a system of interconnected computer systems, terminals, and other equipment allowing information to be exchanged
- (tr) radio television to broadcast on stations throughout the countrythe Scotland–England match was networked
- computing (of computers, terminals, etc) to connect or be connected
- (intr) to form business contacts through informal social meetings
Word Origin and History for networking
1887, "to cover with a network," from network (n.). From 1940 as "to broadcast over a (radio) network;" 1972 in reference to computers; 1980s in reference to persons. Related: Networked; networking.
"net-like arrangement of threads, wires, etc.," 1550s, from net (n.) + work (n.). Extended sense of "any complex, interlocking system" is from 1839 (originally in reference to transport by rivers, canals, and railways). Meaning "broadcasting system of multiple transmitters" is from 1914; sense of "interconnected group of people" is from 1947.
- A fabric or structure in which cords, threads, or wires cross at regular intervals.
- A body structure resembling such a fabric or structure.
- A system of computers and peripherals, such as printers, that are linked together. A network can consist of as few as two computers connected with cables or millions of computers that are spread over a large geographical area and are connected by telephone lines, fiberoptic cables, or radio waves. The Internet is an example of very large network. See more at LAN WAN.