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adverb & adjective
(of information or experience) from the original source or personal experience; direct.[as adjective] ‘first-hand accounts of activities behind the enemy lines’[as adverb] ‘data which is obtained first-hand from customers’direct, immediate, personal, unmediated, hands-on, experiential, empirical, from the original sourceView synonyms
at first hand
- see first-hand
Directly or from personal experience.‘scientists observed the process at first hand’
directly, immediately, personally, at first hand, from the original source, with one's own ears, with one's own eyesView synonyms
- ‘It is felt that the Mobile Farm is the answer as it allows children to experience farm animals at first hand.’
- ‘Four Laois men will hope to see at first hand what people in Ethiopia experience in their daily struggle to survive.’
- ‘They are the ones, after all, with most experience of nature at first hand, and their views deserve to be listened to.’
- ‘He had experienced this at first hand, from his own brother.’
- ‘I can recount endless examples that I have experienced at first hand.’
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