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vis-à-vis

 (vē′zə-vē′)
prep.
1. Face to face with; opposite to.
2. Compared with.
3. In relation to.
adv.
Face to face.
n. pl. vis-à-vis (-vēz′, -vē′)
1. One that is face to face with or opposite to another.
2. A date or an escort, as at a party.
3. One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a counterpart.

[French : vis, face + à, to.]

vis′-à-vis′ adj.

vis-à-vis

(ˌviːzɑːˈviː)
prep
1. in relation to; regarding
2. face to face with; opposite
adv, adj
face to face; opposite
n, pl vis-à-vis
3. a person or thing that is situated opposite to another
4. a person who corresponds to another in office, capacity, etc; counterpart
5. (Furniture) an upholstered sofa; tête-à-tête
6. a type of horse-drawn carriage in which the passengers sit opposite one another
7. a coin having an obverse upon which two portraits appear facing each other
[C18: French, from vis face]

vis-à-vis

(ˌvi zəˈvi; Fr. vi zaˈvi)

adv., adj., prep., n., pl. -vis (-ˈviz; Fr. -ˈvi) adv.
1. face to face.
adj.
2. face-to-face.
prep.
3. in relation to: income vis-à-vis expenditures.
4. facing; opposite.
n.
5. a person face-to-face with or situated opposite to another.
6. a person of equal authority, rank, or the like.
7. a carriage in which the occupants sit face to face.
[1745–55; < French]

vis-à-vis

A French phrase meaning face to face, used to mean in relation to.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vis-a-vis - a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
equivalent - a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc; "send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps"
match - something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
mismatch - a bad or unsuitable match
complement - either of two parts that mutually complete each other
2.vis-a-vis - small sofa that seats two peoplevis-a-vis - small sofa that seats two people  
couch, lounge, sofa - an upholstered seat for more than one person
Adv.1.vis-a-vis - face-to-face with; literally `face to face'; "they sat vis-a-vis at the table"; "I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman"

vis-à-vis

noun
One that has the same functions and characteristics as another:
Translations

vis-à-vis

[ˈviːzəviː] PREP (= with regard to) → con respecto a, en relación con, con relación a
Switzerland's position vis-à-vis the ECla posición de Suiza con respecto a or en relación con or con relación a la CE
the government's policy vis-à-vis the unionsla política del gobierno frente a los sindicatos

vis-à-vis

[ˌviːzəˈviː] prepvis-à-vis de

vis-à-vis

prepin Anbetracht (+gen)
advgegenüber

vis-à-vis

[ˌviːzəˈviː] preprispetto a, in confronto a, nei riguardi di