Definition of person-to-person in English:

person-to-person

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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
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    • Transmission is through person-to-person contact by direct, even brief, head-to-head contact.
    • In person-to-person auctions, individual sellers or small businesses offer their items for auction directly to consumers.
    • So, in other words, it's probably not a person-to-person transmission.
  • 1.1(In the US) denoting a phone call booked through the operator to a specified person.
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    • Combining voice services with broadband gives operators the opportunity to expand their offerings of person-to-person communications.
    • Crisis managers who need immediate, person-to-person communications are likely to reach for a telephone or a short-wave radio.
    • A UCS offers the typical services of a UMS, while adding the capability of person-to-person communication through dynamic call redirection and forwarding.

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