eye contact
noun Date: 1955 visual contact with another person's eyes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • eye contact — UK US noun [U] ► a situation in which two people look directly into each other s eyes. Eye contact is considered to be an important part of effective communication: »Throughout the interview, she was trying to remain polite while avoiding direct… …   Financial and business terms

  • eye contact — eye ,contact noun uncount a situation in which two people look at each other s eyes: make/establish eye contact: He was very shy and found it difficult to make eye contact …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eye contact — n visual contact with another person s eyes …   Medical dictionary

  • eye contact — n. direct visual contact with the eyes of another person …   English World dictionary

  • Eye contact — For other uses, see Eye contact (disambiguation). Two figures locking eyes in Caravaggio s The Fortune Teller. Eye contact is a meeting of the eyes between two individuals.[1] In human beings, eye contact is a form of nonverbal communication and… …   Wikipedia

  • eye contact — noun 1. 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 • Hypernyms: ↑visual communication 2. contact that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye contact — UK / US noun [uncountable] a situation in which two people look at each other s eyes make/establish eye contact: He was very shy and found it difficult to make eye contact …   English dictionary

  • eye contact — noun The condition or action of looking at another human or animal in the eye. If you make the animal angry, walk slowly backwards and avoid making eye contact …   Wiktionary

  • eye contact — 1. the act of looking directly into another s eyes: We never made eye contact at any time during the interview. 2. Psychol. a meeting of the eyes of two persons, regarded as a meaningful nonverbal form of communication. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • eye contact — eye′ con tact n. cvb direct visual interaction between two people …   From formal English to slang

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