American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being in the presence of another; facing: a face-to-face discussion.
- adv. In person; directly: would rather talk face-to-face than negotiate over the telephone.
- n. A meeting, especially a meeting between two people conducted in person as opposed to a meeting conducted at a distance through technology.
- adj. In one another's presence.
- adv. this sense?) While physically present.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. without intervening persons; involving direct communication between persons in each other's presence; -- of conversation or confrontation.
- adj. having the front parts facing each other.
- adv. directly facing each other
- adv. within each other's presence
- adj. in each other's presence
- face + to + face (Wiktionary)
“What is it about telling your story in the room, face-to-face, that is so much more effective than written text or digital story-telling when it comes to persuasion?”
“In this study I shall try to be concerned with one type of regulation only, the kind that governs a person’s handling of himself and others during, and by virtue of, his immediate physical presence among them; what is called face-to-face or immediate interaction will be involved.”
“They require an old-fashioned sales technique that long predates the digital age - what Carol Bartz, the Yahoo chief executive, calls "face-to-face relationship selling.”
“Religious tension can be exposed during interactions on a personal scale, as in face-to-face conversations.”
“In our face-to-face talks, we had spent a good deal of time dancing around the language of democracy and enfranchisement.”
“One advantage that slave women had over free women was that a rapist who attacked a woman he owned would have to live, face-to-face and every day, with the shame, resentment, disruption, and threats of violence that his act produced.”
“At one centre in Oxford, telephone interviews with bipolar patients will replace face-to-face sessions with health professionals.”
“If they use information gleaned at these face-to-face meetings they are expected to execute their trades through the brokerage firm, which collects commissions.”
“When investors, for example, wanted to know how Congress would weigh in on the proposed merger between Express Scripts Inc. and Medco Health Solutions Inc., Mr. Williams set up a face-to-face session Dec. 1 with a top aide to Sen. Herb Kohl, the Wisconsin Democrat who chairs the Senate's antitrust subcommittee.”
“It also stopped requiring face-to-face interviews, switching to mail-in applications.”
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