from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Time spent interacting in the presence of or in the same location as another or others: putting in face time in the office instead of working at home.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Time spent in visual communication with another party (as opposed to communication over the phone, via e-mail, via IRC, and so on).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Time spent speaking with a person face-to-face; -- contrasted with time spent communicating by electronic media, such as telephone or e-mail, or via written communications.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. work time spent at the location of or in the presence of other people


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  • Time spent interacting with someone in person, rather than via email or some other electronic link. (WordSpy)

    July 13, 2008