F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feys too feys]
    • /feɪs tu feɪs/
    • /ˌfeɪs.təˈfeɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feys too feys]
    • /feɪs tu feɪs/

Definitions of face-to-face word

  • adjective face-to-face with the fronts or faces toward each other, especially when close together. 1
  • adjective face-to-face involving close contact or direct opposition: a face-to-face confrontation of adversaries. 1
  • adjective face-to-face noting, relating to, or promoting interaction that takes place in person, as opposed to online interaction or electronic communications: face-to-face classrooms. Abbreviation: f2f, F2F. 1
  • adjective face-to-face in person 1
  • noun Technical meaning of face-to-face (jargon, chat)   (F2F, IRL) Used to describe personal interaction in real life as opposed to via some digital or electronic communications medium. 1
  • noun face-to-face A meeting, especially a meeting between two people conducted in person as opposed to a meeting conducted at a distance through technology. 0

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Origin of face-to-face

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50

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Parts of speech for Face-to-face


face-to-face popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for face-to-face

adv face-to-face

  • opposite — situated, placed, or lying face to face with something else or each other, or in corresponding positions with relation to an intervening line, space, or thing: opposite ends of a room.
  • direct — to manage or guide by advice, helpful information, instruction, etc.: He directed the company through a difficult time.

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