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contact

 
Noun contact has 9 senses
  1. contact - close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"
    --1 is a kind of
    interaction
    --1 has particulars: brush; eye contact; placement
    Derived form: verb contact1
  2. contact - the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"
    --2 is a kind of
    connection, link, connectedness
    --2 has particulars: osculation; tangency
    Derived form: verb contact2
  3. contact - the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
    --3 is a kind of
    touch, touching
    --3 has particulars: rub, wipe; fair ball; snick; laying on
    Derived form: verb contact2
  4. contact, impinging, striking - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
    --4 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --4 has particulars:
     collision, hit; engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking; flick; impact; touch, touching
    Derived form: verb contact2
  5. contact, middleman - a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
    --5 is a kind of representative
  6. liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication - a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
    --6 is a kind of channel, communication channel, line
    Derived form: verb contact1
  7. contact, tangency - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
    --7 is a kind of junction, conjunction
    --7 has particulars:
     distributor point, breaker point, point; electrical contact; p-n junction; short circuit, short; sound bow; terminal, pole; tread; wiper, wiper arm, contact arm
  8. contact, touch - a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
    --8 is a kind of communication, communicating
  9. contact, contact lens - a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
    --9 is a kind of lens, lense, lens system
Verb contact has 2 senses
  1. reach, get through, get hold of, contact - be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
    --1 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived forms: noun contact6, noun contact1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. touch, adjoin, meet, contact - 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"
    Derived forms: noun contact2, noun contact4, noun contact3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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