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English definition of “contact”

contact

noun [U] (COMMUNICATION)    /ˈkɒn.tækt/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
B1 communication with someone, especially by speaking or writing to them regularly : "Have you been in contact with Andrew recently ?" "Only by phone ." I'm still in contact with her - we write a couple of times a year . There isn't enough contact between teachers and parents . I've been busy at home and have hardly had any contact with the outside world . I'd hate to lose contact with my old school friends . She finally made contact with him in Italy. Air traffic control lost radio contact with the pilot of the aircraft ten minutes before the accident . The school likes to have a contact number (= phone number , especially for emergencies ) for parents during school hours .Communicating and keeping in touch
(Definition of contact noun (COMMUNICATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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