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1the state or condition of physical touching:the tennis ball is in contact with the court surface for as little as 5 milliseconds the state or condition of communicating or meeting:Lewis and Clark came into contact with numerous river tribes he had lost contact with his friends [as modifier] activated by or operating through physical touch:contact dermatitis a connection for the passage of an electric current from one thing to another, or a part or device by which such a connection is made:a one-way electrical contact between a metal and a semiconductor
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2a meeting, communication, or relationship with someone:they have forged contacts with key people in business a person who may be communicated with for information or assistance, especially with regard to one’s job:Francie had good contacts a person who has associated with a patient with a contagious disease (and so may carry the infection).
verb [with object]
communicate with (someone), typically in order to give or receive specific information.