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/ 5kCntAkt; `kBntAkt/ n 1 [U] ~ (with sb/sth) (a) state of touching (used esp with the vs shown) : The two substances are now in contact (with each other), and a chemical reaction is occurring. . * His hand came into contact with (ie touched) a hot surface. . * The label sticks on contact, ie when it touches a surface. . * (fig ) The troops came into contact with (ie met) the enemy. . * (fig ) Pupils must be brought into contact with (ie exposed to) new ideas. . (b) communication ; ; : in constant radio/telephone contact (with sb) [] * Beyond a certain distance we are out of contact with our headquarters. . * She's lost contact with her son, ie no longer hears from him, knows where he is, etc. . * two people avoiding eye contact, ie avoiding looking directly at each other . 2 [C] instance of meeting or communicating ; ; ; ; : extensive contacts with firms abroad . 3 [C] person one has met or will meet, esp one who can be helpful : I have a useful contact in New York. . 4 [C] (a) electrical connection ; : A poor contact causes power to fail occasionally. . (b) device that makes an electrical connection ; ; : The switches close the contacts and complete the circuit. . 5 [C] (medical ) person who may be infectious because he has recently been near to sb who has a contagious disease ?w. 6 (idm ) make contact (with sb/sth) succeed in speaking to or meeting sb/sth [] : They made contact with headquarters by radio. . * I finally made contact with her in Paris. . make/break `contact complete/interrupt an electric circuit [].
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:14
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contact
/ kEn5tAkt, 5kCntAkt; `kBntAkt/ v [Tn] reach (sb/sth) by telephone, radio, letter, etc; communicate with []; ...: Where can I contact you tomorrow? ?
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:14
contact
/ kEn5tAkt, 5kCntAkt; `kBntAkt/ v [Tn] reach (sb/sth) by telephone, radio, letter, etc; communicate with []; ...: Where can I contact you tomorrow? ?
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:14

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