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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)

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.

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"