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

"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 /ˌfeɪstəˈfeɪs/ us

used to describe a situation in which you talk directly to another person, not by phone, email, online, etc.:

The CEO refused our request for a face-to-face interview.

(Definition of “face to face” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)