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

"one-to-one" in British English

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one-to-oneadjective

uk   us   /ˌwʌn.təˈwʌn/
  • one-to-one adjective (SAME VALUE)

used to ​describe something that has the same ​value as another thing: The ​dollar was ​linked to the ​peso at a one-to-one rate.
  • one-to-one adjective (TWO PEOPLE)

[before noun] UK (US one-on-one) A one-to-one ​activityinvolves two ​peopletalkingdirectly, usually with one ​teaching or giving ​information to the other: These ​children have ​specialeducationalneeds and ​require one-to-one ​attention.

one-to-oneadverb

uk   us   /ˌwʌn.təˈwʌn/
UK (US one-on-one) If two ​peoplediscuss something one-to-one, they ​discuss it ​directly, without ​involving anyone ​else: It's ​best to ​talk to him about the ​problem one-to-one.

one-to-onenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌwʌn.təˈwʌn/ (plural one-to-ones)
UK (US one-on-one) a ​discussion or ​activity that ​involves two ​peopletalkingdirectly, usually with one ​teaching or giving ​information to the other: I have ​regular one-to-ones with my ​manager.
(Definition of one-to-one from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"one-to-one" in Business English

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one-to-oneadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌwʌntəˈwʌn/
used to describe the fact of one thing being ​worth the same as the second: The old ​banknotes were ​exchanged for the new at a one-to-one ​rate.
( US one-on-one) MEETINGS involving only two ​people: one-to-one ​training a one-to-one ​meeting
(Definition of one-to-one from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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