with the fronts or faces toward each other, especially when close together.
involving close contact or direct opposition: a face-to-face confrontation of adversaries.

1300–50; Middle English

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face-to-face definition

jargon, chat
(F2F, IRL) Used to describe personal interaction in real life as opposed to via some digital or electronic communications medium.

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Example sentences
Edicts were sent out to the blue-collar workforce whom they rarely met face-to-face.
They had never met face-to-face, but once sparred dangerously.
In a face-to-face, body language brings on board information additional to words in a dyadic encounter.
Yet the prospect of a first face-to-face meeting provides a natural check on
  people's propensity to exaggerate.
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