face-to-face Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “face-to-face” in the English Dictionary

"face-to-face" in British English

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face-to-faceadverb [before noun], adjective

uk   us   /ˌfeɪs.təˈfeɪs/
B1 directly, ​meeting someone in the same ​place: We've ​spoken on the ​phone but never face-to-face. She came face-to-face with her ​attacker in the ​courtroom.
(Definition of face-to-face from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"face to face" in Business English

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face to faceadverb

uk   us   (also face-to-face, also f2f)
if you ​talk to someone face to face, you ​talk directly to them, not by ​phone, ​email, ​online, etc.: Banking ​customers still often want to do ​business face to face.

face to facenoun [C]

uk   us   informal
a ​meeting that you have with someone in which you ​talk to them directly, not by ​phone, ​email, ​online, etc.

face-to-faceadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌfeɪstəˈfeɪs/
used to describe a ​situation in which you ​talk directly to another ​person, not by ​phone, ​email, ​online, etc.: The ​CEOrefused our ​request for a face-to-face ​interview.
(Definition of face to face from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “face-to-face”
in Arabic وَجها لِوجه…
in Korean 대면하는…
in Portuguese cara a cara…
in Catalan cara a cara…
in Japanese 差し向かいの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 面对面(的)…
in Turkish yüz yüze, doğrudan, karşılıklı…
in Russian лично, с глазу на глаз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 面對面(的)…
in Italian faccia a faccia…
in Polish twarzą w twarz…
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