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networking

1 the process of developing and using an interaction format with professional colleagues and agencies.
2 (in psychiatric nursing) the process of developing a set of agencies and professional personnel who are able to create a system of communication and support for psychiatric patients, usually those recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric facilities. Kinds of networks include natural network and professional network.
3 a network of supportive contacts or services, such as the Women's Health Network.

networking

The practice of expanding one’s base of contacts in the workplace or in personal affairs, typically with the aim of furthering one’s social and/or occupational success.
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Chen founded five successful networking industry companies, including Shasta Networks (acquired by Nortel Networks), Ardent Communications Corporation, (acquired by Cisco Systems), Cascade Communications (acquired by Ascend Communications), Arris Networks (acquired by Cascade), Cameo Communications, and Communications Equipment Corporation (acquired by AT&T/Paradyne).
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