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face-to-face

[feys-tuh-feys] /ˈfeɪs təˈfeɪs/
adjective
1.
with the fronts or faces toward each other, especially when close together.
2.
involving close contact or direct opposition:
a face-to-face confrontation of adversaries.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English
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Examples for face-to-face
  • Edicts were sent out to the blue-collar workforce whom they rarely met face-to-face.
  • Yet the prospect of a first face-to-face meeting provides a natural check on people's propensity to exaggerate.
  • Unlike face-to-face bargaining over a dodgy motor, deals are negotiated through an intermediary.
  • They had never met face-to-face, but once sparred dangerously.
  • So it is perhaps surprising that a game which relies so heavily on face-to-face action is now so popular online.
  • In a face-to-face, body language brings on board information additional to words in a dyadic encounter.
  • And not everyone agrees to be interviewed when reached, even in the early days of face-to-face interviewing in respondents' homes.
  • Provide mutually-beneficial, face-to-face experiences.
  • Two-thirds of those presidents said online learning was comparable to face-to-face instruction.
  • Students want hybrid programs that blend online and face-to-face experiences.
face-to-face in Technology

jargon, chat
(F2F, IRL) Used to describe personal interaction in real life as opposed to via some digital or electronic communications medium.
(1997-01-31)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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