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contact

1. 
a. a junction of two or more electrical conductors
b. the part of the conductors that makes the junction
c. the part of an electrical device to which such connections are made
2. any person who has been exposed to a contagious disease
3. an informal name for contact lens
4. of or relating to irritation or inflammation of the skin caused by touching the causative agent

contact

See eclipse.

Contact

 

the geometric concept signifying that at a certain point, two curves (or a curve and a surface) have a common tangent line or two surfaces have a common tangent plane. The order of contact is a characteristic of the proximity of two curves (a curve and a surface, or two surfaces) in the neighborhood of their common point.

contact

[′kän‚takt]
(electricity)
(engineering)
Initial detection of an aircraft, ship, submarine, or other object on a radarscope or other detecting equipment.
(fluid mechanics)
The surface between two immiscible fluids contained in a reservoir.
(geology)
The surface between two different kinds of rocks.

contact

A part which is an electric conductor and which provides a low-resistance path for current flow upon mating with another conducting part with which it is designed to operate.

contact

i. An air traffic control term, which, when transmitted on the radio, means “Establish radio contact with … ”
ii. Visual contact by the pilot with another aircraft (friendly, hostile, or unidentified), or object, or target on the ground.
iii. To pick up the target on radar.
iv. A warning call by the pilot when starting a piston engine to the person swinging the propeller to indicate that the ignition system is about to be put on.
v. A mechanical hookup between a tanker and a receiver aircraft.
vi. The act of an aircraft touching down on a runway or another surface after being airborne, as in “the moment of contact.”
vii. Flying in weather and at an altitude from where ground features can be seen continuously, as in contact flying.

contact

A metal bar or strip in a plug or smart card that touches a corresponding metal object in a socket or reader in order to enable current to pass. Contacts may be made of precious metals to avoid corrosion. See pin and smart card.
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Before counseling, majority of patients believed that these diseases spread through casual contacts and sharing of food items.
Conventional contact-tracing strategies can fail as they focus on the individual alone and ignore the role that locations and casual contacts play in transmission.
When the families participate in appropriately designed HIV/AIDS programs and trainings they can lose irrational fears of casual contact with a family member with HIV.
Some forms are contagious, and may be spread through coughing or kissing, but not through casual contact such as shaking hands.
Among the remaining three contact variables, casual contact with PWDD was positively related to attitudes toward PWDD.
"Normal casual contact, such as passing someone in a corridor or sharing a lift, does not put someone at risk of developing TB."
It is transmitted in bodily fluids and cannot be caught through casual contact, coughing, sneezing or sharing utensils.
You can't catch HIV through casual contact like shaking hands or hugging, kissing, or sharing washing facilities and kitchen utensils.
You cannot become infected with HIV through casual contact or insect bites or stings.
There is no published data to indicate that CFS is contagious, that it can be transmitted through intimate or casual contact or by blood transfusion, or that people with CFS need to be isolated in any way.
In an attempt to minimize casual contact between the infected and healthy, the new MOC "advised" hospital staff and officers to cease fraternizing with patients.
HBV is not spread through food, water or casual contact. Although the virus is found in saliva, kissing is not considered a high risk.