What is contact?

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 ... kissing, or enjoying close physical contact" ("chibek venashak veneheneh bekiruv basar") ...
Karateka - Practice - Kumite
... Levels of physical contact during sparring vary considerably ... Full contact karate has several variants ... under the World Karate Federation is free or structured with light contact or semi contact and points are awarded by a referee ...
Negiah
... literally "touch," is the concept in Halakha that forbids or restricts physical contact with a member of the opposite sex (except for one's spouse, children, siblings, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents) ... 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 situation ... Others 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "contact":

  • (noun): (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact.
    Synonyms: tangency
  • (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): The physical coming together of two or more things.
    Example: "Contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
    Synonyms: impinging, striking
  • (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 person who is in a position to give you special assistance.
    Synonyms: middleman
  • (noun): The act of touching physically.
    Example: "Her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
  • (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 communicative interaction.
    Example: "The pilot made contact with the base"
    Synonyms: touch
  • (noun): Close interaction.
    Example: "They kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"

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    Perhaps ... women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)

    Whatever my own practice may be, I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)