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contact meaning

[ 'kɔntækt ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "contact""contact" in a sentence
  • Noun: contact  kóntakt
    1. Close interaction
      "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings" 
    2. The act of touching physically
      "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
      - physical contact 
    3. The state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity
      "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid" 
    4. The physical coming together of two or more things
      "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
      - impinging, striking 
    5. A person who is in a position to give you special assistance
      "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
      - middleman 
    6. A channel for communication between groups
      - liaison, link, inter-group communication 
    7. (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact
      "they forget to solder the contacts"
      - tangency 
    8. A communicative interaction
      "the pilot made contact with the base"
      - touch 
    9. A thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
      - contact lens
    Verb: contact  kóntakt
    1. Be in or establish communication with
      "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
      - reach, get through, get hold of 
    2. Be in direct physical contact with; make contact
      "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
      - touch, adjoin, meet

    Derived forms: contacted, contacts, contacting

    Type of: channel, communicate, communicating, communication, communication channel, conjunction, connectedness, connection, happening, interaction, intercommunicate, junction, lens, lens system, lense [non-standard], line, link, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, representative, touch, touching

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  • [Architecture]

    A part which is an electric conductor and which provides a low-resistance path for current flow upon mating with another conducting part with which it is designed to operate.

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, verb


    1 [U]

    the act of communicating with sb, especially regularly:

    I finally made contact with (= succeeded in meeting) him in Frankfurt.

    They put us in contact with (= helped us to meet) an investment banker.

    My contact details are on my business card.

    We stay in constant contact with our suppliers.


    ❖ to get into/make contact with sb

    ◆ a contact address/name/number

    2 [C]

    a person that you know, especially sb who can be helpful to you in your work:

    She has some good business contacts.

    building up a network of contacts

    ❖ to build up/have/make contacts

    ◆ a business/good/personal/useful contact

    POINT noun

    verb [+ obj]

    to communicate with sb, for example by telephone or letter:

    I've been trying to contact you all day.

    You can contact me on/at the following number ...

  • [Defence]

    1. In air intercept, a term meaning, “Unit has an unevaluated target.
    ” 2. In health services, an unevaluated individual who is known to have been sufficiently near an infected individual to have been exposed to the transfer of infectious material.

  • [Electronics]
    1. A conducting body (such as a button, disk, or blade) that serves to close an electric circuit when pressed against another conductor. Example: switch contact and spring contact.
    2. The state of being touched together, as when two conductors are brought into contact to close a circuit.

  • [Law]
    n. (in family law) The opportunity for a child to communicate with a person with whom that child is not resident. The degree of contact may range from a telephone call to a long stay or even a visit abroad, and the court may formalize such arrangements by making a contact order (see SECTION 8 ORDERS). A parent being visited by a child may exercise parental responsibility during the child's visit. The question of contact after a child has been adopted is becoming a contentious issue. See also CARE CONTACT ORDER.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : union or junction of body surfaces ‹sexual contact›
    a : the junction of two electrical conductors through which a current passes
    b : a special part that has been made for such a junction
    3 : direct experience through the senses ‹loss of contact with reality›
    adj : caused or transmitted by direct or indirect contact (as with an allergen or a contagious disease) ‹a contact allergy›
  • I have a useful contact in new york.
  • The contact resistance is difficult to measure.
  • I finally made contact with her in paris.
  • I am in direct contact with the hijackers.
  • A little asbestos fiber is formed on the contacts.
  • A poor contact causes power to fail occasionally.
  • They made contact with headquarters by radio.
  • The pilot renewed contact with the control tower.
  • Where can i contact you tomorrow?
  • Individual layers generally have sharp contacts.
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