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Definitions of contact

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. A close union or junction of bodies; a touching or meeting. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The property of two curves, or surfaces, which meet, and at the point of meeting have a common direction. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A coming together of two things; a touching; close union; the joining-point of two conductors through which an electric current passes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. 1. The touching or apposition of two bodies. 2. The closing of an electrical circuit. 3. A person who has been exposed to contagion. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. A close touching: close union: meeting. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Touch; meeting; association. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The coming together of two bodies. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A touching; close union or juncture of bodies. The point of contact, the point where a curvilinear touches a straight line. The angle of contact, the angle formed by the meeting of a curvilinear and a straight line. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The touching or close union of bodies; touch. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. A metallic conducting component of an electrical device connected to a circuit within and so situated that it may form a conducting pathway to an external power source or device when contacted by another conductor; as, the contact on a standard light bulb has the shape of a screw for easy insertion into the socket. dictgcide_fs
  24. A person who serves to commmunicate information to or from one group to another, whether formally or informally; as, a good Washington reporter has contacts in the White House. dictgcide_fs
  25. kon'takt, n. touching or close union: meeting: (math.) coincidence, as of two curves, in two or more successive points.--adj. CONTACT'UAL, pertaining to contact.--BE IN CONTACT (with), to be touching anything; MAKE CONTACT, to complete an electrical current. [L. conting-[)e]re, contactum, to touch--con, wholly, tang[)e]re, to touch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. The state of two bodies that touch each other. In the theory of contagious diseases, we distinguish immediate or direct contact as when we touch a patient labouring under one of those diseases; and mediate or indirect contact, when we touch, not the patient himself, but objects that have touched or emanated from him. The air is, most commonly the medium by which this last kind of contact is effected. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  27. State, condition, of touching, as be in c. with; (fig.) come into c. with, come across, meet; make, break, c., complete, interrupt, electric circuit (so c.-maker, -breaker); (Math.) touching of straight line& curve, two curves, or two surfaces. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. The state in which two or more bodies touch each other; a close association between two or more individuals. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. n. [Latin] Touch; a touching or meeting of bodies; —junction of one body to another; close union. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. Touch, close union. Complete Dictionary

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