eye contact


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eye contact

n.
Direct visual contact with another's eyes: "He managed to say hello to 12 people in five seconds without making eye contact with a single one" (Village Voice).

eye contact

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

eye′ con`tact


n.
direct visual interaction between two people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eye contact - a meeting of the eyes between two people that expresses meaningful nonverbal communicationeye contact - a meeting of the eyes between two people that expresses meaningful nonverbal communication; "it was a mere glance, but the eye contact was enough to tell her that he was desperate to leave"
visual communication - communication that relies on vision
2.eye contact - contact that occurs when two people look directly at each othereye contact - contact that occurs when two people look directly at each other; "a teacher should make eye contact with the students"
contact - close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"
Translations
katsekontakti
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So while eye contact is important, avoid the getting into a staring contest.
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