Contact means to touch physically or to communicate with.

Contact may also refer to one of the things below.

In social interaction

  • Social contact, a person known to an individual, possibly on a different basis than friendship
  • vCard or hCard, in address books, a contact is the name, address, phone number, and other pertinent information
  • First contact (anthropology), between different cultures
  • Amateur radio contact, an exchange of information between two amateur radio operators
  • To actually touch in some way, be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual

In science and technology

In professional terminology

  • Contact (law), in Family Law, deals with the right of parents or other significant persons to meet with and relate to a child
  • In military parlance, a contact is an encounter with the enemy that results in an engagement. Especially common in Britain and British-trained or derived former Commonwealth armed forces

In healthcare

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