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  1. [noun] close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"

  2. [noun] the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"

  3. [noun] the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"

  4. [noun] the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
    Synonyms: impinging, striking

  5. [noun] a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
    Synonyms: middleman

  6. [noun] a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
    Synonyms: liaison, link, inter-group communication

  7. [noun] (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
    Synonyms: tangency

  8. [noun] a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
    Synonyms: touch

  9. [noun] a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
    Synonyms: lens

  10. [verb] be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
    Synonyms: reach, get through, get hold of

  11. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: touch, adjoin, meet


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