• (GA) IPA: /ˈkɑntækt/
    (RP) IPA: /ˈkɒntækt/
    (GA) IPA: /ˈkɑntækt/, /kənˈtækt/
    (RP) IPA: /ˈkɒntækt/, /kənˈtækt/


  1. The act of touch#Verb|touching physically; being in close association.
  2. The establishment of communication (with).
    I haven't been in contact with her for years.
  3. A nodule designed to connect a device with something else.
    Touch the contact to ground and read the number again.
  4. Someone with whom one is in communication.
    The salesperson had a whole binder full of contacts for potential clients.
  5. (informal) A contact lens.
  6. (electricity) A device designed for repetitive connections.
  7. (informal, by ellipsis) Contact juggling.
    I bought myself a new contact ball last week
  8. (mining) The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.
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contact (contacts, present participle contacting; past and past participle contacted)

  1. (transitive) To touch; to come into physical contact with.
    The side of the car contacted the pedestrian.
  2. (transitive) To establish communication with something or someone
    I am trying to contact my sister.
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