AskDefine | Define networking

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  1. present participle of network


  1. the act of working using computer network.
  2. the act of connecting computers into network.
  3. the act of meeting new people in a business context.


computer network
meeting new people

Extensive Definition

In general, the term network can refer to any interconnected group or system. More specifically, a network is any method of sharing information between two systems (human or mechanical). It can also mean (see
  • An interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had ...
  • (broadcasting) A communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs; "the networks compete to broadcast important sports events"
  • (from net) An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
  • A system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals"
  • Communication with and within a group; "You have to network if you want to get a good job"
  • (electronics) A system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
Network may refer to:


Science, mathematics, and engineering


  • Network (film), a 1976 Oscar winning and critically acclaimed Hollywood movie starring Peter Finch
  • Transport network, facilities on which people and goods move
  • Spatial network, urban networks or networks of rooms within buildings
  • Network effect, a characteristic that causes a good or service to have a value to a potential customer dependent on the number of customers already owning that good or using that service
  • NETWORK (Catholic Lobby), a national Catholic social justice lobbying group based in Washington, DC.
networking in Arabic: شبكة
networking in Danish: Netværk
networking in German: Netzwerk (Begriffsklärung)
networking in Spanish: Red
networking in Persian: شبکه
networking in French: Réseau
networking in Korean: 네트워크
networking in Italian: Rete
networking in Latin: Rete
networking in Dutch: Netwerk
networking in Japanese: ネットワーク
networking in Norwegian: Nettverk
networking in Low German: Nettwark
networking in Polish: Sieć
networking in Portuguese: Rede
networking in Simple English: Network
networking in Slovak: Sieť
networking in Finnish: Verkosto
networking in Turkish: Ağ
networking in Chinese: 网络
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