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
... 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 ... the laws with strict modesty and take measures to avoid accidental contact, such as avoiding sitting next to a member of the opposite sex on a bus ...
Karateka - Practice - Kumite
... Levels of physical contact during sparring vary considerably ... Full contact karate has several variants ... many international competition under the World Karate Federation is free or structured with light contact or semi contact and points are awarded by a referee ...
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 ... The Rolodex holds specially shaped index cards the user writes the contact information for one person or company on each card ... avoid the effort of writing by taping the contact's business card directly to the Rolodex index card ...
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 ... Aruch formulate this prohibition as "hugging, kissing, or enjoying close physical contact" ("chibek venashak veneheneh bekiruv basar") ...
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 ...

More definitions of "contact":

  • (noun): The act of touching physically.
    Example: "Her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
  • (noun): A person who is in a position to give you special assistance.
    Synonyms: middleman
  • (noun): The state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity.
    Example: "Litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"
  • (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): Close interaction.
    Example: "They kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"
  • (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
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word contact:

    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)

    There is an eternal vital correspondence between our blood and the sun: there is an eternal vital correspondence between our nerves and the moon. If we get out of contact and harmony with the sun and moon, then both turn into great dragons of destruction against us.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    I stand in awe of my body, this matter to which I am bound has become so strange to me. I fear not spirits, ghosts, of which I am one,—that my body might,—but I fear bodies, I tremble to meet them. What is this Titan that has possession of me? Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in nature,—daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it,—rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! the solid earth! the actual world! the common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? where are we?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)