adjective or adverb

: involving two people or going directly from one person to another person
person-to-person communication
The reporter talked person-to-person with the hostage.

Examples of person-to-person in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Symptoms of lead poisoning can vary person-to-person and can depend on the amount of lead in a product, how often it is used and for how long. Rosalio Ahumada, Sacramento Bee, 2 Apr. 2024 The virus has not been found to spread person-to-person. Youri Benadjaoud, ABC News, 1 Apr. 2024 However, many cases reported in the U.S. have demonstrated an absence of either zoonotic exposure or person-to-person transmission outside of North America, suggesting that transmission may be happening where the infected person lives. Robert A. Schwartz, Discover Magazine, 18 Mar. 2024 Measles infection The contagious disease spreads through person-to-person contact and through the air and is preventable through vaccination, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 3 Mar. 2024 At present, no person-to-person transmission of Alaskapox has been documented. Raúl Rivas González, Discover Magazine, 23 Feb. 2024 But these services, also known as person-to-person payment platforms, pose risks to their users and to the financial system, regulators say. Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 16 Feb. 2024 But, the boxes are meant to compliment, not cannibalize person-to-person alcohol sales. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Duffy’s research group at the Institut Pasteur is devoted to studying how factors like age, genetics, and the environment explain person-to-person variability in immune responses. Celia Ford, WIRED, 14 Feb. 2024

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“Person-to-person.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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