person-to-person

person-to-person

[pur-suhn-tuh-pur-suhn]
adjective
1.
(of a long-distance telephone call) chargeable only upon speaking with a specified person at the number called: a person-to-person call to her brother in California. Compare station-to-station.
2.
involving personal or intimate contact between persons: person-to-person diplomacy; a disease contracted through person-to-person contacts.
adverb
3.
(in making a long-distance telephone call) to a specified person: I telephoned him person-to-person. Compare station-to-station.
4.
face-to-face; in person: They interviewed her person-to-person.

Origin:
1915–20

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person-to-person

adjective
1. involving direct communication or contact between persons or parties; "a person-to-person interview"; "person-to-person telephone calls" 

adverb
1. (of two persons) in direct encounter; "preferred to settle the matter one-on-one"; "interviewed her person-to-person" [syn: one-on-one
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