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Noun: contact  'kón,takt
  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
    "he provided a contact with the guerrillas";
    - 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  'kón,takt
  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, contacting, contacts

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

Encyclopedia: Contact, l'encyclopédie de la création