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 contact contact

noun

  • ( ) close interaction  ( contact )
    close interaction
     they kept in daily contact
    they kept in daily contact
     they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
    they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • ( ) the act of touching physically  ( contact, physical contact )
    the act of touching physically
     her fingers came in contact with the light switch
    her fingers came in contact with the light switch
  • ( ) the physical coming together of two or more things  ( contact, impinging, striking )
    the physical coming together of two or more things
     contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
    contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • ( ) the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity  ( contact )
    the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity
     litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid
    litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid
  • ( ) (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact  ( contact, tangency )
    (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact
     they forget to solder the contacts
    they forget to solder the contacts
  • ( ) a channel for communication between groups  ( contact, inter-group communication, liaison, link )
    a channel for communication between groups
     he provided a liaison with the guerrillas
    he provided a liaison with the guerrillas
  • ( ) a person who is in a position to give you special assistance  ( contact, middleman )
    a person who is in a position to give you special assistance
     he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor
    he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor
  • a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication  ( contact, contact lens )
    a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
  • a communicative interaction  ( contact, touch )
    a communicative interaction
     the pilot made contact with the base
    the pilot made contact with the base
     he got in touch with his colleagues
    he got in touch with his colleagues
  • verb

  • ( ) be in or establish communication with  ( contact, get hold of, get through, reach )
    be in or establish communication with
     Our advertisements reach millions
    Our advertisements reach millions
     He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia
    He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia
  • be in direct physical contact with; make contact  ( adjoin, contact, meet, touch )
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
     The two buildings touch
    The two buildings touch
     Their hands touched
    Their hands touched
     The wire must not contact the metal cover
    The wire must not contact the metal cover
     The surfaces contact at this point
    The surfaces contact at this point


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