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eye contact

noun
1.
the act of looking directly into another's eyes:
We never made eye contact at any time during the interview.
2.
Psychology. a meeting of the eyes of two persons, regarded as a meaningful nonverbal form of communication.
Origin of eye contact
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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eye contact

noun
1.
a direct look between two people; meeting of eyes: he maintained eye contact with his interrogator
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