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Definition of "contact" []

  • A coming together or touching, as of objects or surfaces. (noun)
  • The state or condition of touching or of immediate proximity: Litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid. (noun)
  • Connection or interaction; communication: still in contact with my former employer. (noun)
  • Visual observation: The pilot made contact with the ship. (noun)
  • Association; relationship: came into contact with new ideas at college. (noun)
  • The act or state of touching physically (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The state or fact of close association or communication (esp in the phrases in contact, make contact) (noun)
  • A junction of two or more electrical conductors (noun)
  • The part of the conductors that makes the junction (noun)
  • The part of an electrical device to which such connections are made (noun)
  • An acquaintance, esp one who might be useful in business, as a means of introduction, etc (noun)
  • Any person who has been exposed to a contagious disease (noun)
  • Of or relating to irritation or inflammation of the skin caused by touching the causative agent (noun)
  • Denoting an insecticide or herbicide that kills on contact, rather than after ingestion or absorption (noun)
  • Of or maintaining contact (noun)
  • Requiring or involving (physical) contact (noun)
  • To put, come, or be in association, touch, or communication (verb)
  • (formerly) a call made by the pilot to indicate that an aircraft's ignition is switched on and that the engine is ready for starting by swinging the propeller (exclamation)

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Use "contact" in a sentence
  • "They may be classified as those having a single contact and those having a plurality of contacts; in all cases, the _intimacy of contact_ is varied by the diaphragm excursions."
  • "I know this article was about contact% but looking at all the stats I just posted, it seems to me like missing bats, and getting weak contact when you do have a pitch hit is actually a skill the pitcher controls."
  • "It will change a premade blank variable to variable % contact% to contact = cat"