eye contact


noun

the act of looking directly into another's eyes: We never made eye contact at any time during the interview.
Psychology. a meeting of the eyes of two persons, regarded as a meaningful nonverbal form of communication.

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Origin of eye contact

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for eye contact

eye contact

noun

a direct look between two people; meeting of eyeshe maintained eye contact with his interrogator
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