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contact meaning

EN[ˈkɑntækt] [ˈkɒntækt] [kənˈtækt] [-ækt]
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WContact
  • Contact or The Contact may refer to:
FR contact

    Definition of contact in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcontactsPREcon-
    1. The act of touching physically; being in close association.
      1. She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.
    2. The establishment of communication (with).
      1. I haven't been in contact with her for years. ‎
    3. A nodule designed to connect a device with something else.
      1. Touch the contact to ground and read the number again. ‎
    4. Someone with whom one is in communication.
      1. The salesperson had a whole binder full of contacts for potential clients. ‎
    5. INF A contact lens.
      1. (electricity) A device designed for repetitive connections.
        1. INF (by ellipsis) Contact juggling.
          1. I bought myself a new contact ball last week ‎
        2. (mining) The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.
        3. VerbSGcontactsPRcontactingPT, PPcontacted
          1. VT To touch; to come into physical contact with.
            1. The side of the car contacted the pedestrian.
          2. VT To establish communication with something or someone.
            1. I am trying to contact my sister.
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Before you resize and resave a bunch of files at once, try this procedure on just one contact photo first to see if it fixes the problem.
            • I didn't connect my lost jewelry with the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me. ‎
            • Even though no obvious staining was observed in our case, contact with the vapor was still found to perform very faint etching at a submicrometric scale.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Spirant consonants are those in which the mouth passage is simply narrowed without any actual contact.
            • The software Neuroexplorer was used for morphometrical and quantitative analyses of reconstructed cells, including total dendritic length and distances between somata and putative synaptic contacts.
            • The primary objective is to attrit the units sufficiently so that they cannot close with the units in contact.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            1. fr contact
            2. en contacts
            3. fr contacte
            4. fr contacté
            5. fr contacta
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Grammatically, this word "contact" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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