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English definition of “contact”

contact

noun [C] (HELPFUL PERSON)   /ˈkɑn·tækt/
a person whom you know and who may be able to help you in a useful way, esp. by influencing other people or by sharing knowledge with you: He tried to use his contacts to get a better job in advertising. A contact is also a person you meet: My face-to-face contacts outside of the office had been mostly hotel clerks, policemen, and waitresses.
(Definition of contact noun (HELPFUL PERSON) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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