verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contact
Related Words for contactualneighboring, adjoining, beside, bordering, close, conterminous, meeting, near, nearby, next, touching, abutting, approximal, contactual, juxtaposed, juxtapositional
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Historical Examples of contactual
It was simply a matter of translating the contactual evidence into an equivalent idea-system.Breaking Point
James E. Gunn
- 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)
Word Origin for contact
Figurative sense of "connection, communication" is from 1818. As a signal to the person about to spin an aircraft propeller that the ignition is switched on, the word was in use by 1913. Contact lens is first recorded 1888; short form contact is from 1961.
1834, "put in contact," from contact (n.). Meaning "get in touch with" is 1927, American English. Related: Contacted; 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.