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Definitions of contact

  1.   be in direct physical contact with make contact The two buildings touch Their hands touched The wire must not contact the metal cover The surfaces contact at this point
  2.   close interaction they kept in daily contact they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  3.   the act of touching physically her fingers came in contact with the light switch
  4.   a junction where things as two electrical conductors touch or are in physical contact they forget to solder the contacts
  5.   a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
  6.   a channel for communication between groups he provided a liaison with the guerrillas
  7.   a communicative interaction the pilot made contact with the base he got in touch with his colleagues
  8.   the physical coming together of two or more things contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  9.   a person who is in a position to give you special assistance he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor
  10.   the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid
  11.   electronics a junction where things as two electrical conductors touch or are in physical contact they forget to solder the contacts
  12.   be in or establish communication with Our advertisements reach millions He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia
  13.   A close union or junction of bodies a touching or meeting
  14.   The property of two curves or surfaces which meet and at the point of meeting have a common direction
  15.   The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock
  16.   A coming together of two things a touching close union the joining point of two conductors through which an electric current passes
  17.   1 The touching or apposition of two bodies 2 The closing of an electrical circuit 3 A person who has been exposed to contagion
  18.   A close touching close union meeting
  19.   Touch meeting association
  20.   The coming together of two bodies
  21.   A touching close union or juncture of bodies The point of contact the point where a curvilinear touches a straight line The angle of contact the angle formed by the meeting of a curvilinear and a straight line
  22.   The touching or close union of bodies touch

Quotes of contact

  1. Furthermore the study of the present surroundings is insufficient the history of the people the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations and the people with whom it came into contact must be considered – Franz Boas
  2. If you have a song that you think sounds like another song you should contact the publishing company and say I have a song here let's cut a deal that lets everyone walk away feeling good – Wayne Coyne
  3. The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch the lower the class – Paul Fussell
  4. Everybody's entitled to think whatever they want and to express that but my personal day -to -day experience does not come into contact with any of those people – Amy Grant
  5. They become the keepers of the mystery They place themselves between the communicants of the religion and the immediate experience And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery We don't dictate those terms – Larry Harvey
  6. So all of the music had reference or is inspired by something of the dharma that I've come in contact with – Joseph Jarman
  7. As fire kindled by fire so is the poet's mind kindled by contact with a brother poet – John Keble
  8. I don't even have an agent or manager but rather have a number of associates who I turn to when needed or conversely when they hear of someone looking for me they'll contact me – Christopher Knight
  9. Most Australians live in the cities on the east coast where contact between black and white occurred as much as 200 years earlier than on the west coast and where 95 percent of Australians are able to live 95 percent of their lives without ever seeing an Aboriginal face – Phillip Noyce
  10. Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to remain in contact with the millions of people who look for God but do not come to Church – Timothy Radcliffe
  11. The act of conducting in itself of waving my arms in the air and being in charge I didn't miss I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music – Esa-Pekka Salonen
  12. With science fiction I think we are preparing ourselves for contact with them whoever they may be – Dwight Schultz
  13. I have never been able to see myself as fitting into one category and I have never been able to limit my contact with people to one group of people – Andres Serrano
  14. Technique is everything and we play a contact sport – Troy Vincent
  15. The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us – Bill Watterson

Usage examples for contact

  1. He might be ill and it might suit you to know it but no contact with him for this could ever be straight enough – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. That part in the revolution of a pair of gear wheels in which the teeth in contact approach the line of centres of the two wheels ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  3. And the plain lesson therefore is see to it that the contact is not broken by you – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  4. More than once in fact almost always after chance had brought the two ladies in contact Mrs Guthrie would observe briskly to her son It's rather odd that your Mrs Otway has never married again – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  5. She clasped one of the boy's trembling hands in her own warm one which did not grow cold in the contact – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  6. But her laugh was a sound of agitation and in the close contact of the motor he was aware of her quick breathing – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. Then you can see who the people really are with whom you have come into contact in your passage through the world – Counsels and Maxims From The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  8. You see in my constant contact at the store I know 'em all the way down to the ground – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  9. He opened contact with Vernon knowing Shearing had done so too – The Legion of Lazarus by Edmond Hamilton
  10. Only when the State comes in contact with his ownness does the egoist take an active interest in it – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  11. “ A march of ten miles would thus be needed to bring them into contact with the enemy – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. That might have been done when the two races first came in contact at the Fish River but it could not be done now – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  13. “ A guide will accompany your party and you are to avoid contact with the enemy as far as possible – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  14. It was not that he would not but that he could not put himself into contact with the individual minds of men – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  15. The circumstances of my life were such that never before had I been brought into contact with a similar temperament or a similar practice – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  16. “ That's the last contact I ever had with Children of Light – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  17. She thus through him was brought into close contact with the leading spirits of the day – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  18. “ I happen to have been brought into contact with him because of this work I am doing and he has been very kind to me – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  19. “ I don't want to come into contact with them – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. There must be a relation of some sort between every two people who come into contact – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions

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