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contact (s) (noun), contacts (pl)
1. A situation in which two people, objects, surfaces, or things physically touch each other; an act of touching: "It is very important that a mother have physical contact with her child or children."

"Contact means coming together or touching other people or things."

"The vehicle turned over when the rear wheels lost contact with the highway."

"During the storm, the pilot of the air craft lost contact with the control tower."

2. A connection with someone who might be of use: "The reporter met with his contact in the governor's office to verify the latest political proposal by the governor to the legislature."
3. Information that consists of such items as a telephone number, street address, or e-mail address, and any other data that makes it possible to communicate with each other: "An applicant is instructed to put his or her information on the application form so contacts can be made."
4. An exposure to a source of infection: "A person who has been exposed to a source of infection is also a contact."
5. Etymology: from Latin contactus, from contact, "touched, grasped, bordered on; from the verb contingere, from con-, "together with" + tangere, "to touch".
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contact (verb), contacts; contacted; contacting
1. A condition which exists when people communicate and see each other: "In modern business, a person who is to be contacted and who seeks to get in touch with others to form business relations by trying to contact them."
2. When touching, meeting, joining, or connecting: "When the two wires contact each other, the machine will start."

"One technical form of contacting something consists of conducting a part of a component; such as, a switch or relay, that interacts with another conducting part to make or to break an electric circuit."

"Another form of contacting something is the point at which an object; such as, an aircraft or ship, is first detected by radar or another detecting device."

3. Communicating with, reaching, or getting in touch with someone: "Bianca was finally able to contact the computer technician so she could get her computer repaired."
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electric contact (noun), contact; electric contacts (pl)
1. A physical contact that permits electric current flow between conducting parts.
2. A metal strip in a switch or socket that touches a corresponding strip in order to make a connection for electric current to pass: "Some electric contacts are made of precious metals in order to avoid corrosion."
eye contact (s) (noun), eye contacts (pl)
1. The meeting of the gaze of two people.
2. The direct look into the eyes of another person.
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lithologic contact (s) (noun), lithologic contacts (pl)
The surface that separates rock bodies of different lithologies, or rock types: "A lithologic contact can be conformable (parallel strata that have undergone a similar geologic history) or unconformable depending upon the types of rock, their relative ages, and their attitudes. A fault surface can also serve as a lithologic contact."
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contact, contacts
The stage, or stages, of an eclipse, occutation, or transit when the edges of the apparent disks of astronomical bodies seem to touch.

At a solar eclipse, first contact is when the advancing edge of the sun first appears to touch the moon; the second contact is when the advancing edge of the sun seems to touch the other side of the moon, beginning totality; the third contact is when the trailing edge of the sun "touches" the trailing edge of the moon, ending totality; and the fourth contact marks the end of the eclipse.

This entry is located in the following unit: Astronomy and related astronomical terms (page 7)