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  Definition of contact
  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"
  3. (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
  4. a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
  5. a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
  6. a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
  7. the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
  8. a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
  9. the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"
  10. be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
  11. be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
Similar Words: tangency, contact lens, liaison, link, inter-group communication, touch, impinging, striking, middleman, reach, get through, get hold of, adjoin, meet

 

Hyponyms: brush, eye contact, placement, rub, wipe, fair ball, snick, laying on, distributor point, breaker point, point, electrical contact, p-n junction, short circuit, short, sound bow, terminal, pole, tread, wiper, wiper arm, contact arm, collision, hit, engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking, flick, impact, touch, touching, osculation, tangency, ping, raise, cover, spread over, cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere, fray, fret, chafe, scratch, attach, hug, border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on, surround, skirt, lean on, rest on, lean against

 

Grouped Verbs: converge, meet

 

Derivational Morphology: reach, get through, get hold of, touch, adjoin, meet, hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with, impinge, encroach, entrench, trench, liaison, link, inter-group communication, impinging, striking, junction, adjunction, touching

 

Language Translations:
Danish: kontakt and kontakte   Dutch: contact and contacteren  
Finnish: kontakti and ottaa yhteyttä and yhteydenotto   French: contact and contacter  
German: Kontakt and kontaktieren   Greek: επαφή and επικοινωνία  
Hebrew: ליצור קשר   Italian: contattare and contatto  
Japanese: 連絡する and 接触   Portuguese: ''(Brazil)'' contato and entrar  
Romanian: contacta and legătură   Russian: контакт and контактировать  
Spanish: contactar and contacto   Swedish: kontakta  
Telugu: సంపర్కించు  
 
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