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adjective & adverb
1Taking place directly between individuals.[as adjective] ‘person-to-person transmission of the disease’[as adverb] ‘making contact with him person to person’
- ‘The risk of person-to-person transmission of pulmonary anthrax is minimal.’
- ‘Because person-to-person transmission does not occur, humans are therefore considered dead-end hosts.’
- ‘So, in other words, it's probably not a person-to-person transmission.’
- ‘The goal should be to establish a person-to-person relationship based on the wants and needs of individuals.’
- ‘In most cases infection occurs by close person-to-person contact, but there are several cases now that we cannot explain by this model of transmission.’
- ‘Once the epidemic has begun, the main mode of transmission is probably person-to-person.’
- ‘Do they really want data transmission or is it really just they want person-to-person communication at all times?’
- ‘So far, there has been no evidence of person-to-person transmission.’
- ‘There is no person-to-person transmission, so the skin acts as natural barrier.’
- ‘Several doctors assured me that, following the initial contact, person-to-person transmission of poison ivy is rare.’
- ‘If you want to build a movement, you do it person-to-person.’
- ‘What is it they say, something like only 5% of our person-to-person communication is in the actual words we use?’
- ‘I just think you need some person-to-person contact in your education.’
- ‘According to medical specialists, direct person-to-person spread of anthrax is extremely unlikely to occur.’
- ‘And all of a sudden it's person-to-person contact.’
- ‘The fact is this is a poorly infectious disease and in our experience in Western Europe, we have not seen any incidents of person-to-person spread.’
- ‘In person-to-person auctions, individual sellers or small businesses offer their items for auction directly to consumers.’
- ‘‘Ninety-nine percent of that has gone toward person-to-person canvassing,’ said Joy, who showed me around.’
- ‘Transmission is through person-to-person contact by direct, even brief, head-to-head contact.’
- ‘And when talking person-to-person, making eye contact and nodding at the right times show that you are paying attention.’
- 1.1Denoting a phone call made through the operator to a specified person and paid for from the time that person answers the phone.
- ‘Combining voice services with broadband gives operators the opportunity to expand their offerings of person-to-person communications.’
- ‘A UCS offers the typical services of a UMS, while adding the capability of person-to-person communication through dynamic call redirection and forwarding.’
- ‘Crisis managers who need immediate, person-to-person communications are likely to reach for a telephone or a short-wave radio.’
person-to-person/ˈˌpərsn tə ˈpərsn/
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