verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of contact
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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.
The only small adjustment I will be making to my own practice is asking more directly about travel history and sick contacts.
We can do that because of two things: strong health care…and strong public health that can track contacts and isolate them.CDC Director: First U.S. Ebola Patient ‘Critically Ill’|Abby Haglage|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Working through local contacts, we have identified 11 open SIV cases from Sinjar.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas|Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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 general public never contacts the real circus people, just the ticket takers, ushers, and roustabouts.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
An arc of the disk is shown in Fig. 3, where trip pins are driven in for making the electric contacts.
The beam was attached to the skate wheel with two small bolts which were insulated and carried two brushes as commutator contacts.
Thus amalgamation of races insures the conditions of primary social contacts most favorable for assimilation.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
When in closed position, the platinum contacts should make contact with each other over their entire surfaces.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
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
Word Origin for contact
Medical definitions for contact
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.