verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contact
Examples from the Web for contacting
Surveys were assessed for outliers and inconsistencies and messy data was reconciled by contacting individual schools.The Daily Beast's Top High Schools 2014: Methodology|Brandy Zadrozny|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Syrian activists successfully got lawyers in New York to handle their asylum cases after contacting them through the site.
The student did not respond to my request to tell me who else he was contacting.
My response to poisonous emails is a terse “thank you for contacting me” and nothing more.Pediatrician: Don’t Make Your Kid’s Healthcare a Proxy in Your Divorce Battles|Russell Saunders|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Garden State voters from all walks of life are contacting their elected representatives in overwhelming numbers.Former GOP State Chairman: New Jersey and Gay Marriage Belong Together|Tom Wilson|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Possibly you will think it strange that I should have difficulty in contacting my own close relative."And That's How It Was, Officer"|Ralph Sholto
During my stay in India I was taking every opportunity of contacting direct disciples and relatives of the Yogavatar.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
I think she may have been in Japan a month prior to contacting me, a month, a little less probably.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
They discussed their chances of contacting Space Academy with the communications set they had left hidden in the storeroom.The Space Pioneers|Carey Rockwell
Mr. First was silent for a moment, and Sethos realized he was contacting someone.The Genius|Con Pederson
British Dictionary definitions for contacting
- a junction of two or more electrical conductors
- the part of the conductors that makes the junction
- the part of an electrical device to which such connections are made
verb (ˈkɒntækt, kənˈtækt)
Derived Formscontactual (kɒnˈtæktjʊəl), adjectivecontactually, adverb
Word Origin for contact
Medicine definitions for contacting
Science definitions for contacting
- A connection between two conductors that allows an electric current to flow.
- A part or device that makes or breaks a connection in an electrical circuit.