Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being in the presence of another; facing.
  • adverb In person; directly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective without intervening persons; involving direct communication between persons in each other's presence; -- of conversation or confrontation.
  • adjective having the front parts facing each other.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A meeting, especially a meeting between two people conducted in person as opposed to a meeting conducted at a distance through technology.
  • adjective In one another's presence.
  • adverb this sense?) While physically present.

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

  • adverb directly facing each other
  • adverb within each other's presence
  • adjective in each other's presence

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

face + to + face

Examples

  • 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?

    Arianna Huffington: Why Peter Guber's Book Tell to Win Is a Game Changer

  • 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?

    Arianna Huffington: Why Peter Guber's Book Tell to Win Is a Game Changer

  • 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?

    Arianna Huffington: Why Peter Guber's Book Tell to Win Is a Game Changer

  • 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.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • 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."

    NYT > Home Page

  • In our face-to-face talks, we had spent a good deal of time dancing around the language of democracy and enfranchisement.

    The Good Fight

  • In our face-to-face talks, we had spent a good deal of time dancing around the language of democracy and enfranchisement.

    The Good Fight

  • 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.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • In our face-to-face talks, we had spent a good deal of time dancing around the language of democracy and enfranchisement.

    The Good Fight

  • Religious tension can be exposed during interactions on a personal scale, as in face-to-face conversations.

    American Grace

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