Definition of vis-à-vis preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌviːz ɑː ˈviː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌviːz ɑː ˈviː//
    (from French)
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  1. 1in relation to Britain’s role vis-à-vis the United States
  2. 2in comparison with It was felt that the company had an unfair advantage vis-à-vis smaller companies elsewhere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vis-à-vis