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    visa a vi

    im not sure if the spelling is correct .. please correct me if it is worng . what dose the word means? when is it used ?


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    Re: visa a vi

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    im not sure if the spelling is correct .. please correct me if it is worng . what dose the word means? when is it used ?
    vis--vis = French >> face to face.

    It can mean just that or it can mean in relation to something.

    They sat vis--vis at the table.
    We need to discuss John's behaviour in class vis--vis the problems he is having at home.


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    Re: visa a vi

    That's vis--vis, a term from the French language, meaning face to face with, opposite to, compared with, or in relation to something. That's its prepositional use.
    When used as a noun, it means pretty much the same:
    Someone/something that is face to face with or opposite to another.

    Other uses include:
    -A date or an escort at some event,
    -One that has the same characteristics and/or function as another (a counterpart).

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