vis-a-vis
1. [ adverb ] face-to-face; face-to-face with
Examples:

"they sat vis-a-vis at the table" "I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman"

2. [ noun ] a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
Synonyms: counterpart opposite_number
Related terms: equivalent complement match
3. [ adjective ] referring or directing attention to
Synonyms: with_respect_to in_relation_to regarding as_to in_regard_to with_reference_to with_regard_to concerning
Examples:

"as to what we have discussed..." "in relation to your inquiry..." "income vis-a-vis expenditures"

Related terms: related
4. [ noun ] (housing) small sofa that seats two people
Synonyms: tete-a-tete love_seat
Related terms: sofa