vis-a-vis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv vis-a-vis face-to-face with; literally `face to face' "they sat vis-a-vis at the table","I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman"
    • n vis-a-vis small sofa that seats two people
    • n vis-a-vis a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vis-a-vis 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.
    • adv Vis-a-vis Face to face.
    • Vis-a-vis One who, or that which, is face to face with another; esp., one who faces another in dancing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Vis-a-vis vēz′-a-vē′ facing one another
    • n Vis-a-vis one who faces, or is opposite to, another: a light carriage with seats facing each other: a kind of couch
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., opposite, face to face

Usage

In literature:

But I cannot part vis my store, and I vant ze place to go to ven I bring a cargo.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
She's Mees Poogmistchgski, and she is a Bolish lady vis my wife.
"Crowded Out o' Crofield" by William O. Stoddard
Vis is a bad place, and I've bwoken my awwest.
"The Short-story" by William Patterson Atkinson
Of those who are wrong, VIS INERTIAE has sent in a piece of incorrect working.
"A Tangled Tale" by Lewis Carroll
Douglass's vis-a-vis had returned to his seat, and even the tenderfoot was laughing in pure relief.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
But to return to my vis-a-vis.
"Los Gringos" by H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
Mouillard-Samson, G. V. de Sa Majeste, Rue Froimanteau vis a vis le vieux Louvre avec privilege, 1723.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Jerry swept her vis-a-vis a profound courtesy.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
There were little round tables on the terrace, and at one of these we sat down, vis-a-vis.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
C'est bien suprenant; do my dear Florid, order my vis-a-vis, that I may go abroad and contradict this Rumor.
"The Englishman from Paris" by Arthur Murphy
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In poetry:

Peste-a noptii feerie
Se ridicã mândra lunã,
Totu-i vis si armonie -
Noapte bunã!
"Somnoroase Pãsãrele" by Mihai Eminescu

In news:

An artist's cryptic vis ion from a new perspective.
A search of Brisbane's blog and his columns shows no attempt to document a crusade on behalf of the New York Times vis-a-vis the Occupy movement.
All candidates for election are welcome to share statements of their accomplishments and plans vis a vis senior citizens and elders.
Dick Cheney is never known for his good cheer, but, when Politico interviewed him recently, he sounded especially dour on the subject of Barack Obama's intentions vis-a-vis counterterrorism.
The Logical Solutions VIS -3 DVI Extender consists of a transmitter and receiver unit.
L- VIS 1990 is a boss.
Obama vs Romney, Vis -a- Vis Israel.
One Citizen, One Vote or Civics on Maui vis -a- vis China.
KFAI DJs at Vis -A- Vis Record Release Party, Friday October 14th.
Microsoft, Oracle Vis -A- Vis .
Obama vs Romney, Vis-a-Vis Israel.
One Citizen, One Vote or Civics on Maui vis-a-vis China.
KFAI DJs at Vis-A-Vis Record Release Party, Friday October 14th.
No doubt he was right about that, as well as about our responsibility vis-a-vis the poor -- namely, to feed the hungry and clothe the naked.
No doubt He was right about that, as well as about our responsibility vis-a-vis the poor -- namely, to feed the hungry and clothe the naked.
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In science:

As usual, set M = N ∗ ⊗ k(p) and also let L = TpCa which, vis-a-vis Cb , is a general unisecant at p.
Normal bundles of rational curves in projective spaces
By Lemma 2 if Q is large enough there will be on the order of Q2 lattice points (a, b) ∈ QTk ∩ Z2 vis which satisfies a ≡ 1 mod d and b ≡ 0 mod d.
A note on Farey fractions with denominators in arithmetic progressions
Euclid is comprised of both a visual (VIS) channel and a near infrared (NIR) channel.
How Future Space-Based Weak Lensing Surveys Might Obtain Photometric Redshifts Independently
The proposed VIS channel is made of a very broad filter (RI Z ) which covers the wavelength range 0.55-0.92µm and will be used primarily to measure galaxy shapes for weak lensing.
How Future Space-Based Weak Lensing Surveys Might Obtain Photometric Redshifts Independently
We first assumed a best-case scenario where two dichroics split the VIS channel light such that the RI Z , G, and U filters can all observe simultaneously (i.e. three separate detectors).
How Future Space-Based Weak Lensing Surveys Might Obtain Photometric Redshifts Independently
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