face time

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face time (uncountable)

  1. Time spent in visual communication with another party (as opposed to communication over the phone, via e-mail, instant messaging, etc.).
    • 1979, Proceedings of the Illinois Mining Institute[1], volume 87:
      page 128: TF = Face time in minutes = 480 — lunch — travel in time — travel out time
      page 131: Likewise, a critical I.E. analysis of travel time can show quickly whether or not there is any potential for increased face time from improved []
  2. Time spent visibly at one's workplace to satisfy expectations about one's working hours, even if this is unneeded or unproductive.

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