Definition of handshaking in English:



  • 1[mass noun] The action of shaking hands with a person.

    • ‘Fossett pumps his fist once, there's some handshaking, and it's over.’
    • ‘Expect plenty of handshaking, pictures of camaraderie and announcements of friendships.’
    • ‘Strangers shake hands, and handshaking continues after the first meeting (Malays often raise the hand to their heart after shaking), though it is sometimes frowned upon between men and women.’
    • ‘The democratic code adopted egalitarian etiquette norms, such as handshaking - a gesture generating warmth and mutual trust on the basis of touch - which became the customary American greeting.’
    • ‘‘Especially in LA, it's all about handshaking,’ agrees Hendrick.’
    • ‘There's lots of gift presenting, lots of handshaking and lots of photos.’
    • ‘Conversations are marked by frequent exchanges of compliments and repeated handshaking.’
    • ‘On Saturday, Santa arrived at the new Shopping Centre, where he was met by the Centre Manager, Tim Foley who accompanied him on a tour of the shops and a round of handshaking with children and adults alike.’
    • ‘A feast had been laid out but was soon demolished, amidst much handshaking, backslapping and reminiscences.’
    • ‘Kennedy arrives and does the usual handshaking and posing for photos.’
    • ‘The scenes of handshaking between the delegates from the two sides at these different locations may make many people embarrassed, given the reality of the tense situation on the peninsula.’
    • ‘Today, dressed in a dark grey pinstriped suit, Reynolds set out for some handshaking in nearby businesses on Marine Drive, trailed by four of his office staff.’
    • ‘One of Tokyo's best-know foreign correspondents accidentally ran into John and Yoko by accident near their room and asked to shake the former's hand, but was told, ‘I'm not really into handshaking anymore.’’
    • ‘Casual conversations are initiated and closed with expressions such as ‘Good day’ and ‘Farewell’ without such formalities as handshaking or kissing.’
    • ‘It was during the 19th Century that the practice of handshaking became more widespread among ladies.’
    • ‘So it was with a flurry of paper gathering, desk clearing and eventually handshaking, I strolled out into the back lane for the last time.’
    • ‘With possibly the most transparent piece of obfuscation yet seen in blogging, Rodney hints at a pending announcement, for which much backslapping, cheering and firm handshaking is called for.’
    • ‘There was a lot of laughing, handshaking, and embracing.’
    • ‘Politicians get elected with TV ads, not handshaking.’
    • ‘A month into it, we revisited what he had managed to do and it amounted to two rubbish speeches and some handshaking.’
    1. 1.1Computing The action of exchanging standardized signals between devices in a computer network to regulate the transfer of data.
      • ‘There is a rich future for those who figure out the protocols, handshaking, data transfer etc. around connecting these devices up, such that the user experience of listening effortlessly drifts across devices and spaces just as you do.’
      • ‘The Bluetooth handshaking protocol would seem useful here.’
      • ‘This section will discuss Eye Diagrams, Jitter, 8b / 10b Encoding, Spread Spectrum Clocking, Common Mode signaling and Out-of-Band handshaking.’
      • ‘In addition to the data transmit and receive wires, a number of handshaking signals are used to control the flow of data, so one side is not talking too fast for the other to understand.’
      • ‘With its large memory, sophisticated low-power handshaking technology and high resilience, the chip is the first with a triple interface to be certified, and the first to be in volume production.’
      • ‘While individual signals were often used for handshaking and signaling special events on Parallel ATA and SCSI, on the new serial busses it is the ‘primitives’ that perform the handshaking and event signaling.’
    2. 1.2Computing A system of standardized signals used in handshaking.