Meaning of “eye contact” in the English Dictionary

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eye contactnoun [ U ]

us /ˈɑɪ ˌkɑn·tækt/

the act of looking directly in the eyes of another person as the other person looks at you

(Definition of “eye contact” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"eye contact" in Business English

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eye contactnoun [ U ]

uk us

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.
make/avoid/maintain eye contact (with sb) Skilful presenters are good at making eye contact with an audience.

(Definition of “eye contact” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)