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eye contact

the act of looking directly into another's eyes:
We never made eye contact at any time during the interview.
Psychology. a meeting of the eyes of two persons, regarded as a meaningful nonverbal form of communication.
Origin of eye contact
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for eye contact
  • He kept constant eye contact with us, as opposed to a lot of other players who close their eyes or sink into themselves.
  • Users can make eye contact with one another across the continents.
  • Drivers navigate the snarls without the usual tools of human communication, such as eye contact or conversation.
  • People must also feel that they are making eye contact, which involves multiple cameras and enormous computing power.
  • He made eye contact but said nothing to the witnesses, simply looking at the camera in the ceiling.
  • Those who refused to eat or drink and made intense hostile eye contact were selected as the first three.
  • She makes eye contact not with the viewer but with herself-watching herself watch herself, in an extended but closed loop.
  • Anybody in the room should not make any eye contact with the dog.
  • They avoided making eye contact, as if they were saving their visual focus for the fight.
  • Office windows open onto hallways so that quick eye contact can trigger spontaneous discussions.
British Dictionary definitions for eye contact

eye contact

a direct look between two people; meeting of eyes: he maintained eye contact with his interrogator
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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