verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for contact
There is no doubt Shadman used his contacts to start a very lucrative business providing services to Special Forces units.
Contacts in the Kurdish intelligence service and Peshmerga leadership confirmed what we saw.Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq?|Ford Sypher|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Taliban contacts who provided the letters say they did reach Bergdahl in captivity.Exclusive: Bergdahl Explains in Prison Letters Why He Vanished|Kimberly Dozier|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His contacts in the Pentagon had assured them that Bowe's safety was an absolute priority.
Bergdahl dialed out, leaned into the desk, and spoke to his contacts in code names and a clipped military shorthand.
But manners, to be dramatically probable, must reflect the contacts of possible characters in a definite period.Francis Beaumont: Dramatist|Charles Mills Gayley
A cable message was sent to Australia, asking that precautions should be taken against shipping measles cases or contacts.The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt|James W. Barrett
What are the differences in contacts within and without the group in primitive society?Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
The distance marked on a cylinder by these two contacts measures the individual's reaction time.
There is reason to infer that the very movement of theological thought which marks the ninth century was due to Moslem contacts.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for contact
- 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 forms of contactcontactual (kɒnˈtæktjʊəl), adjectivecontactually, adverb
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Scientific definitions for contact
- 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.