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English definition of “contact”

contact

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈkɒn.tækt/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
A2 a person, especially someone in a high position, who can give you useful information or introductions that will help you at work or socially: I don't really know how she got the job, but I suspect her mother's got contacts. If you need more stationery, I've got a good contact in a local printing firm. We're building up (= increasing the number of) our contacts in the business.Helpers and accomplicesPeople who help or serve people professionally
(Definition of contact noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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