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1. Involving direct communication or contact between persons: a person-to-person interview.
2. Of or relating to a long-distance telephone call placed through an operator in which charges start when the appropriate party answers.

per′son-to-per′son adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.person-to-person - involving direct communication or contact between persons or parties; "a person-to-person interview"; "person-to-person telephone calls"
personal - concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers"
Adv.1.person-to-person - (of two persons) in direct encounter; "preferred to settle the matter one-on-one"; "interviewed her person-to-person"
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[ˌpɜːsntəˈpɜːsn] ADJ person-to-person call (Telec) → llamada f (de) persona a persona
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