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eye contact

noun [U]
 
 
a situation in which two people look directly into each other's eyes. Eye contact is considered to be an important part of effective communication: Throughout the interview, she was trying to remain polite while avoiding direct eye contact. Lack of eye contact during a conversation is sometimes thought to be an indicator that the person is lying. good/poor eye contactmake/avoid/maintain eye contact (with sb) Skilful presenters are good at making eye contact with an audience.
Translations of “eye contact”
in Chinese (Traditional) 目光接觸…
in Russian взгляд в глаза…
in Turkish göz teması…
in Chinese (Simplified) 目光接触…
in Polish kontakt wzrokowy…
(Definition of eye contact from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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