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Definition of "face-to-face" [face-to-face]

  • Being in the presence of another; facing: a face-to-face discussion. (adjective)
  • In person; directly: would rather talk face-to-face than negotiate over the telephone. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "face-to-face" in a sentence
  • "What is it about telling your story in the room, face-to-face, that is so much more effective than written text or digital story-telling when it comes to persuasion?"
  • "In this study I shall try to be concerned with one type of regulation only, the kind that governs a person’s handling of himself and others during, and by virtue of, his immediate physical presence among them; what is called face-to-face or immediate interaction will be involved."
  • "They require an old-fashioned sales technique that long predates the digital age - what Carol Bartz, the Yahoo chief executive, calls "face-to-face relationship selling.""