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Contactable vs. Contact

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Contactableadjective

Able to be contacted.

‘Steve is contactable on his mobile phone and his pager.’;

Contactnoun

The act of touching physically; being in close association.

Contactnoun

The establishment of communication (with).

‘I haven't been in contact with her for years.’;

Contactnoun

A nodule designed to connect a device with something else.

‘Touch the contact to ground and read the number again.’;

Contactnoun

Someone with whom one is in communication.

‘The salesperson had a whole binder full of contacts for potential clients.’;

Contactnoun

(informal) A contact lens.

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Contactnoun

(electricity) A device designed for repetitive connections.

Contactnoun

Contact juggling.

‘I bought myself a new contact ball last week’;

Contactnoun

(mining) The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.

Contactverb

(transitive) To touch; to come into physical contact with.

‘The side of the car contacted the pedestrian.’;

Contactverb

(transitive) To establish communication with something or someone

‘I am trying to contact my sister.’;

Contactnoun

A close union or junction of bodies; a touching or meeting.

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Contactnoun

The property of two curves, or surfaces, which meet, and at the point of meeting have a common direction.

Contactnoun

The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.

Contactnoun

A metallic conducting component of an electrical device connected to a circuit within and so situated that it may form a conducting pathway to an external power source or device when contacted by another conductor; as, the contact on a standard light bulb has the shape of a screw for easy insertion into the socket.

Contactnoun

A person who serves to commmunicate information to or from one group to another, whether formally or informally; as, a good Washington reporter has contacts in the White House.

Contactnoun

close interaction;

‘they kept in daily contact’; ‘they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings’;

Contactnoun

the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity;

‘litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid’;

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Contactnoun

the act of touching physically;

‘her fingers came in contact with the light switch’;

Contactnoun

the physical coming together of two or more things;

‘contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull’;

Contactnoun

a person who is in a position to give you special assistance;

‘he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor’;

Contactnoun

a channel for communication between groups;

‘he provided a liaison with the guerrillas’;

Contactnoun

(electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact;

‘they forget to solder the contacts’;

Contactnoun

a communicative interaction;

‘the pilot made contact with the base’; ‘he got in touch with his colleagues’;

Contactnoun

a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication

Contactverb

be in or establish communication with;

‘Our advertisements reach millions’; ‘He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia’;

Contactverb

be in direct physical contact with; make contact;

‘The two buildings touch’; ‘Their hands touched’; ‘The wire must not contact the metal cover’; ‘The surfaces contact at this point’;

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