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handshake

noun
     
Related topics: Computers
hand‧shake [countable]
1 the act of taking someone's right hand and shaking it, which people do when they meet or leave each other or when they have made an agreement:
He greeted me with a handshake and a glass of wine.
Her handshake was warm and firm.
2TD a special signal sent between two computers, fax machines etc when they begin to exchange information
handshaking noun [uncountable]
golden handshake

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