face-to-face

adverb or adjective

Definition of face-to-face

1 : within each other's sight or presence
  • met and talked face-to-face
  • a face-to-face consultation
2 : in or into direct contact or confrontation
  • came face-to-face with the problem

First Known Use of face-to-face

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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face-to-face Synonyms

Near Antonyms

distantly, indirectly;

openly, publicly;

Phrases

in private, in secret;


FACE-TO-FACE Defined for Kids

face-to-face

adverb or adjective \ ˌfās-tə-ˌfās \

Definition of face-to-face for Students

: within each other's presence
  • spoke face-to-face
  • a face-to-face meeting


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