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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] contactus, from contingere (to touch on all sides), from tangere (to touch). Used in English since the 17th Century.

Noun

Singular
contact

Plural
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  1. The act of touching physically.
  2. The establishment of communication (with).
    Touch the contact to ground and read the number again.
  3. Someone with whom one is in communication.
    The salesperson had a whole binder full of contacts for potential clients.
  4. (informal) A contact lens.
  5. (electricity) a device designed for repetitive connections.

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Verb

Infinitive
to contact

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to contact (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To bring something into contact
    The side of the train contacted the gantry
  2. (transitive) To establish communication with something or someone
    I am trying to contact my sister

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  • Spanish: entrar en contacto con

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