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"one-to-one" in British English

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one-to-oneadjective

uk   /ˌwʌn.təˈwʌn/  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 activity involves two people talking directly, usually with one teaching or giving information to the other: These children have special educational needs and require one-to-one attention.

one-to-oneadverb

uk   /ˌwʌn.təˈwʌn/  us   /ˌwʌn.təˈwʌn/
UK (US one-on-one) If two people discuss 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   /ˌwʌn.təˈwʌn/  us   /ˌwʌn.təˈwʌn/ (plural one-to-ones)
UK (US one-on-one) a discussion or activity that involves two people talking directly, 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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