Contact meaning

kŏn'tăkt'
Association; relationship.

Came into contact with new ideas at college.

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Connection or interaction; communication.

Still in contact with my former employer.

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Visual observation.

The pilot made contact with the ship.

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A connection between two conductors that permits a flow of current or heat.
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A part or device that makes or breaks such a connection.
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To get in touch with; communicate with.
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To come into contact with.
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To make contact with; touch or strike.

Players may contact the ball only once on a volley.

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To be in or come into contact.
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Of, sustaining, or making contact.
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Caused or transmitted by touching.

A contact skin rash.

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The act or state of touching or meeting.

Two surfaces in contact.

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A person recently exposed to a contagious disease, usually through close association with an infected individual.
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A contact lens.
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A coming together or touching, as of objects or surfaces.
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The state or condition of touching or of immediate proximity.

Litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid.

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The state or fact of being in touch, communication, or association (with)

To come into contact with new ideas.

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A person who may have caught a disease from an infected person.
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An acquaintance, esp. one who is influential.
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A connection with such a person.

His contacts at city hall.

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A connection or point of connection between two conductors in a circuit.
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A device for opening and closing such a connection.
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To place in contact.
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To come into contact with.
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To get in touch or communication with.
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To be in or come into contact.
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Of, involving, or relating to contact.
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By means of contact flying.
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A person recently exposed to a contagious disease, usually through close association with an infected individual.
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To bring, be, or come in contact.
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Relating to, sustaining, or making contact.
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Caused or transmitted by touching, as a rash.
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The place where two different types of rock, or rocks of different ages, come together.
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A connection between two conductors that allows an electric current to flow.
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A part or device that makes or breaks a connection in an electrical circuit.
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A metal bar or strip in a plug or smart card that touches a corresponding metal object in a socket or reader in order to enable current to pass. Contacts may be made of precious metals to avoid corrosion. See pin and smart card.
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The act of touching physically; being in close association.
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The establishment of communication (with).

I haven't been in contact with her for years.

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A nodule designed to connect a device with something else.

Touch the contact to ground and read the number again.

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Someone with whom one is in communication.

The salesperson had a whole binder full of contacts for potential clients.

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(informal) A contact lens.
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(electricity) A device designed for repetitive connections.
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(informal, by ellipsis) Contact juggling.

I bought myself a new contact ball last week.

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(mining) The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.

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To touch; to come into physical contact with.

The side of the car contacted the pedestrian.

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To establish communication with something or someone.

I am trying to contact my sister.

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The definition of contact is the act or state of touching or being in touch.

An example of contact is the relationship between pen pals.

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Contact is defined as to touch or to get in touch with someone.

An example of contact is to send an email to a friend.

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A person who might be of use; a connection.

The reporter met with her contact at the mayor's office.

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Origin of contact

Latin contāctus from past participle of contingere to touch com- com- tangere to touch tag- in Indo-European roots