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vis-à-vis

In relation to. The phrase is French for "face to face." And now our legal counsel will update us vis-à-vis the recent legislation. This paper will attempt to analyze the director's films vis-à-vis his personal life.

vis-à-ˈvis

(from French, written)
1 in relation to: Britain’s role vis-à-vis the United States
2 in comparison with: It was felt that the company had an unfair advantage vis-à-vis smaller companies elsewhere.This phrase originally meant face-to-face in French.
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If they make subsequent applications within the next five years, their fingerprints will not be taken again but copied from the previous application stored in VIS.
Inner Workings is quoted on the Stock Exchange, VIS is not, and flotation has been a long-term aim for Mr Van der Kuyl.
The launch of the VIS in the Western Balkans and Turkey on 25th September 2014 comes after its earlier deployment across the world since October 2011, most recently in May this year in Central and North America, the Caribbean and Australasia.
The VIS Regulation needs the Council and Parliament's backing while the Decision allowing police access to VIS only needs Council approval.
Harrington, the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems, whose organization--which is part of the Army's Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems--is acquiring the VIS for warfighters, told the workers of a recent temporary duty assignment to Iraq.
Icelandic insurance group VIS is seeking acquisitions in Denmark in a move to expand its home market to Denmark and the United Kingdom, managing director Asgeir Baldursson told Icelandic Financial News (IFN) on Wednesday (29 March).
It is hoped the move will soon make Dunfermline-based VIS one of the major players in the global computer games market.
VIS is the culmination of seven years of research into what people really want from a home-oriented "information appliance.
The draft Decision granting law-enforcement agencies, including Europol, access to VIS was tabled by the Commission in November 2005, following a request from the Council.
With VIS, faculty pursue traditional teaching through an integrated information system in an option-laden environment that offers access to an array of instructional materials.
The draft Decision allows police to consult VIS for "prevention, detection and investigation of terrorist offences and of other serious criminal offences".
Prior Information Notice: Delivery 7 pc vis (uv-vis) spectrophotometer for routine use and 1 exploratory uv-vis spectrophotometer.
The proposal would make available Euro 30 million from the EU Budget to fund the project but the MEPs wants to know what will be in VIS before giving it the green light.
In recent days, it has posted a questionnaire on the website of its Justice and Home Affairs Directorate-General, asking what impact VIS might have for travellers, illegal immigrants, carriers, information technology companies and for data protection.