hand·shake / ˈhan(d)ˌshāk/ • n. an act of shaking a person's hand with one's own, used as a greeting or to finalize an agreement. ∎ a person's particular way of doing this: her handshake was warm and firm. ∎ Comput. an exchange of standardized signals between devices in a computer network regulating the transfer of data.DERIVATIVES: hand·shak·ing / -shāking/ n.
“I am waiting to transmit.”
“I am ready to receive.”
“I am not ready to receive.”
“I am switched on.”
“The data is available.”
“Data has been read successfully.”
See also asynchronous interface.