1. present participle of handshake#English|handshake

handshaking (plural handshakings)

  1. A greeting by clasping hands.
    A round of handshakings followed the introductions.
  2. (computing) A step in a protocol in which information is exchanged between computing processor devices; often as part of the initiation process for communications.
    I waited for the modems to finish their handshaking so I could start transferring the file.

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