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Main Entry: 1conĚtact
Pronunciation: primarystresskän-secondarystresstakt
Function: noun
Etymology: from French contact or Latin contactus, both meaning "a touching of body surfaces," from Latin contingere "to have contact with, affect, happen," from con-, com- "with, together" and tangere "to touch" --related to CONTAGIOUS, CONTINGENT, TANGENT, TANGIBLE
1 : a meeting or touching of surfaces
2 : the connection of two electrical conductors through which a current passes or a part made for such a connection
3 : a person one knows who has influence especially in the business or political world <our contacts in Los Angeles may be able to assist you>
4 : an establishing of communication especially with someone or something distant <make contact by radio>


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