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English noun: vis-a-vis

1. vis-a-vis (cognition) a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

Synonymscounterpart, opposite number

Broader (hypernym)equivalent

Narrower (hyponym)complement, match, mismatch

2. vis-a-vis (artifact) small sofa that seats two people

Synonymslove seat, loveseat, tete-a-tete

Broader (hypernym)couch, lounge, sofa

English adverb: vis-a-vis

1. vis-a-vis face-to-face with; literally `face to face'

SamplesThey sat vis-a-vis at the table.
I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman.

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