• The act of touching physically; being in close association.
  • The establishment of communication (with).
  • The situation of being within sight of something; visual contact.
  • A nodule designed to connect a device with something else.
  • Someone who can be contacted, or with whom one is in communication.
  • A contact lens.
  • A device designed for repetitive connections.
  • Contact juggling.
  • The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.


  • To touch; to come into physical contact with.
  • To establish communication with something or someone


  • From Latin contactus, from contingō, from tangō. Used in English since the 17th century.

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