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face to face

In direct contact, especially literally standing close together. I had been trying to avoid my math teacher, but then we came face to face in the cafeteria. Society is about to come face to face with a whole new set of problems brought on by technology.
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face to face

1. In each other's presence, opposite one another; in direct communication. For example, The two chairmen sat face to face, or It's time his parents met the teacher face to face. [Mid-1300s]
2. Confronting each other, as in We were face to face with death during the avalanche. [Late 1800s]
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face to face

If you meet or talk to someone face to face, you meet or talk to them directly, with both of you in the same place. When I first heard of his death I didn't want to call her or meet her face to face. Now that he was face to face with the estate agent, Arnold found it difficult to explain. Note: A face-to-face meeting is one where people meet and can talk to each other directly. Yesterday saw the first face-to-face meeting between the heads of the Trade Union Confederation and the Employers' Association. Compare with come face to face with something. Compare with come face to face with someone.
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face to face

1 in direct personal contact. 2 in a position in which you must confront a difficulty.
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ˌface to ˈface (with somebody/something)


1 in the presence of somebody and close enough to meet, talk, see, etc. them: The two leaders came face to face for the first time in Moscow this morning.The programme brought Anna face to face with her father for the first time in her life.face-to-face discussions, negotiations, etc.
2 in a situation where you have to accept that something is true and deal with it: The crisis has brought her face to face with a lot of problems she had been trying not to think about.
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face to face

and F2F
phr. & comp. abb. in person; speakers and listeners facing each other. (The full form is Standard English.) I need to CU F2F. She spoke to us face to face, and we felt better.
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Face to Face uses a video teleconference system called Defense Connect Online that permits the use of streaming video and audio from a secure feed.
If we did one Face to Face a year, gave one service member and their family the opportunity to either welcome a baby while deployed, or even to say 'goodbye' one last time, this program would be a success," said Powers.
Student engagement and the opportunity to model are decreased even during then times class does meet because we simply don't have the time to get to know each other in the same way and even fun and effective online interactions don't always translate into the face to face environment.
LifeSize is pleased to be chosen by Face to Face Live as their technology partner, and we believe that their managed service offerings are an innovative, cost-effective way for companies to obtain the benefits of this exciting communications technology," said Craig Malloy, CEO, LifeSize Communications.
As a full-service videoconferencing services and solutions provider, Face to Face Live uses the latest and most advanced management software, tools and equipment to maintain telepresence systems at customer sites.
Christopher Bell, CEO of Face to Face, said: "With the property market having been put through its paces over the last five years, we are delight- ed to have the opportunity to work with a trusted developer that not only delivered to the market and its clientele but also did it with integrity.
I've taught face-to-face for 25 years, and I worried a lot about making (my) online course as equivalent as possible as what I did face to face, with just as much quality,'' said Cheal, who was among the first to teach a full online course at CSUN.
Even editors jealous of their turf must agree that communication is more effective face to face than face to page.
The key to engagement is in the fact that it's not about what you tell your audiences; it's about how you get them to interact with the brand and demonstrate brand values, and there is no more powerful way to engage than face to face.
Given that scholarship dealing with feminism in the technology based first year composition classroom is sparse, it is crucial to examine how well we as feminist instructors can fit our pedagogical objectives in both modes of instruction: face to face and online.
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As with all profiles, the consultants meet face to face with the companies regularly and kept in touch to keep up to date with all company happenings.