Definition of handshake in English:

handshake

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Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)ʃeɪk
 
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noun

  • 1An act of shaking a person’s hand with one’s own as a greeting.
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    • A firm handshake is the basic greeting, and people shake hands again when they part.
    • Men and women limit their greetings to a handshake; kissing in public is considered scandalous.
    • There were handshakes and greetings on every side and the lucky ones got teddy bears and red roses, to say nothing of rings and pendants.
  • 1.1 Computing An exchange of standardized signals between devices in a computer network regulating the transfer of data.
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    • Storage virtualization has generally been associated with the handshake between computers and disk blocks.
    • A connection between a browser and a Web server is divided into two phases, the handshake and the data transfer.
    • It contains an unchecked buffer in the part of its code which deals with handshakes when connecting to SMTP server.

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