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Vis-a-vis Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    vis-a-vis n
  1. a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another [syn: counterpart, opposite number}]
  2. small sofa that seats two people [syn: love seat, tete-a-tete] adv : face-to-face; face-to-face with; "they sat vis-a-vis at the table"; "I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman"
Vis-a-vis Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Vis-a-vis \Vis`-a-vis"\, n. [F., opposite, face to face.]
  1. One who, or that which, is face to face with another; esp., one who faces another in dancing.
  2. A carriage in which two persons sit face to face. Also, a form of sofa with seats for two persons, so arranged that the occupants are face to face while sitting on opposite sides.
Vis-a-vis Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Vis-a-vis \Vis`-a-vis"\, adv. Face to face.

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