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Origin of vis-à-vis

First recorded in 1745–55; from French: literally, “face to face”; see visage
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How to use vis-à-vis in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for vis-à-vis

vis-à-vis
/ (ˌviːzɑːˈviː) /

preposition
in relation to; regarding
face to face with; opposite
adverb, adjective
face to face; opposite
noun plural vis-à-vis

Word Origin for vis-à-vis

C18: French, from vis face
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Cultural definitions for vis-à-vis

vis-à-vis
[ (vee-zuh-vee) ]

Relative to; compared with: “She performed well vis-à-vis the rest of the competitors.”

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