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contact

noun
 
 
/ˈkɒntækt/
[U] communication with someone, especially by speaking or writing to them regularly: be/get/keep in contact with sb We have been in contact with similar organizations in several countries.establish/make contact with sb Experience has taught me the best way to make a good first impression is to make contact with as many people in the organization as you can.contact between sb (and sb) The first contact between contracting parties will normally be the sending out of a price list or catalogue.contact details/information/number The HR department keeps the contact details of all members of staff.in close/direct/regular contact with sb 44% of his working time is spent in direct contact with clients. Under the new code, shareholders will have a senior non-executive director, aside from the chairman, who will act as their point of contact on the board.
[C] a person, especially in a high position, who can give you useful information or introductions that will help you at work: good/useful/valuable contacts Conferences are good places to make useful contacts. He's got a contact in London who buys the goods off him. Sharing a meal with clients or colleagues can strengthen business contacts and improve career prospects. a network of contacts
(Definition of contact noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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