vis-à-vis

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /vi:z.ɑːˈvi:/ or /vi:z.æˈvi:/
  • (US) IPA: /viz.ɑˈvi/ or /viz.əˈvi/
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Preposition[change]

Preposition
vis-à-vis

  1. in relation to; compared with
    Women still earn less money vis-à-vis men.
  2. facing, opposite, face to face with
    We stood vis-à-vis the beautiful painting.

Usage[change]

  • This is usually considered to be a foreign word (French) and is often written in italics to indicate this:
    Women still earn less money vis-à-vis men.