What is contact?

  • (noun): (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact.
    Synonyms: tangency
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on contact:

Negiah - Biblical Prohibition and Subsequent Exegesis
... The prohibition against physical contact with arayot is codified by Rishonim including Maimonides (Hilchos Issurei Biah 211) and the Moses ben Jacob of Coucy (Sefer Mitzvos Gadol 126 ... formulate this prohibition as "hugging, kissing, or enjoying close physical contact" ("chibek venashak veneheneh bekiruv basar") ...
Rolodex
... A Rolodex is a rotating file device used to store business contact information (the name is a portmanteau word of rolling and index) currently manufactured by Newell Rubbermaid ... The Rolodex holds specially shaped index cards the user writes the contact information for one person or company on each card ... Many users avoid the effort of writing by taping the contact's business card directly to the Rolodex index card ...
Negiah
... in Halakha that forbids or restricts physical contact with a member of the opposite sex (except for one's spouse, children, siblings, grandchildren, parents ... strict modesty and take measures to avoid accidental contact, such as avoiding sitting next to a member of the opposite sex on a bus, airplane, or other similar seating ... are more lenient, only avoiding purposeful contact ...
First Contact (anthropology)
... First contact is a term describing the first meeting of two cultures previously unaware of one another ... One notable example of first contact is that between the Spanish and the Arawak (and ultimately all of the Americas) in 1492 ... Such contact is sometimes described later by one or both groups as a "discovery", particularly by the more technologically developed society ...
Karateka - Practice - Kumite
... Levels of physical contact during sparring vary considerably ... Full contact karate has several variants ... Karate Federation is free or structured with light contact or semi contact and points are awarded by a referee ...

More definitions of "contact":

  • (noun): The state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity.
    Example: "Litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"
  • (noun): A person who is in a position to give you special assistance.
    Synonyms: middleman
  • (verb): Be in direct physical contact with; make contact.
    Example: "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
    Synonyms: touch, adjoin, meet
  • (noun): A thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication.
    Synonyms: contact lens
  • (noun): Close interaction.
    Example: "They kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"
  • (noun): The act of touching physically.
    Example: "Her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
  • (noun): A communicative interaction.
    Example: "The pilot made contact with the base"
    Synonyms: touch
  • (noun): The physical coming together of two or more things.
    Example: "Contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
    Synonyms: impinging, striking

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