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Contact means to touch physically or to communicate with.

Contact could also mean:

General uses

  • Contact lens, a corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic lens
  • Contact process, a method for producing sulfuric acid on an industrial scale
  • Contact network, a type of social network
  • Contact (law), in Family Law, deals with the right of parents or other significant persons to meet with and relate to a child
  • Active component of electric switch or electrical connector
  • vCard or hCard, in address books, a contact is the name, address, phone number, and other pertinent information
  • Contact paper, in photography, used to print negatives without enlargement
  • Contact (mathematics), a mathematical concept, the idea of curves (for example) touching
  • Optical contacting, a process in which two highly polished surfaces are permanently or temporarily joined without use of any adhesive
  • Contact Energy, an energy company in New Zealand
  • The initial fighting with an enemy unit, in a military context
  • Contact Conference, an annual interdisciplinary scientific conference
  • A social contact, a person renowned for performing special and often illegal favors for individuals in return for goods or services.
  • First contact between different cultures.
  • Radar contact, the display of a single radar return from an object as a result of one radar sweep. (Compare with track).
  • CONTACT USA, a Crisis Hotline.
  • Amateur radio contact, an exchange of information between two amateur radio operators
  • Contact massage, massage that is done by hands or special electronic aids
  • In military parlance a contact is a chance encounter with the enemy, typically while undertaking patrolling operations. Especially common in Britain, Australia/New Zealand and probably other Commonwealth forces such as India.

In music

  • Contact (musical), a dance musical


  • Contact (Fantastic Plastic Machine album), an album by Fantastic Plastic Machine
  • Contact!, an album by Eiffel 65
  • Contact (Silver Apples album), an album by Silver Apples
  • Contact, an album by The Benjamin Gate
  • Contact (Thirteen Senses album), an album by Thirteen Senses.
  • Contact (Indo G album), an album by Indo G
  • Contact (Minori Chihara album), an album by Minori Chihara.


  • "Contact", a song by Thirteen senses from the above album.
  • "Contact", a song from the broadway version of the rock opera, "Rent".
  • "Contact", a song by The Police from their 1979 album Reggatta de Blanc
  • "Contact (song)", by the French rock band Kyo.
  • "Contact" (Phish song), an early Phish song

Other media

  • Contact (novel), a science fiction novel by Carl Sagan
  • Contact (movie), a movie based on the book
  • Contact (video game), a Nintendo DS game
  • Contact (Dance), a dance production by Paul Mercurio
  • Contact (The Culture), in novels by Iain M. Banks, the Exploration (and sometimes military) corp of the Culture
  • Contact (game), a word-guessing game.
  • Contact is English for Contacto, a publication of the British Interlingua Society.

See also

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