- n. 接触，联系
- vt. 使接触，联系
- vi. 使接触，联系
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con-, 强调。-tact, 接触，词源同tactile, tangible.
- contact:  The underlying notion of contact is not surprisingly one of ‘touching’. It comes ultimately from Latin tangere ‘touch’, source of English tactile, tangent, and tangible. Using the prefix com- ‘together’ this was formed into a compound verb contangere ‘touch, border on’, whose past participle contāctus was borrowed into English, originally as a noun (its use as a verb is a surprisingly late development, which did not happen until the late 19th century). Also derived from Latin contangere is contagion , and contaminate is probably related.
=> contagion, contaminate, tactile, tangent, tangible
- contact (v.)
- 1834, "put in contact," from contact (n.). Meaning "get in touch with" is 1927, American English. Related: Contacted; contacting.
- contact (n.)
- 1620s, "action of touching," from Latin contactus "a touching," from past participle of contingere "to touch, seize," from com- "together" (see com-) + tangere "to touch" (see tangent (adj.)).
Figurative sense of "connection, communication" is from 1818. As a signal to the person about to spin an aircraft propeller that the ignition is switched on, the word was in use by 1913. Contact lens is first recorded 1888; short form contact is from 1961.
- 1. Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting.It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.
- 2. The college has brought me into contact with western ideas.
- 3. He made contact with someone with an idea for reconditioning laser copiers.
- 4. The exiles had been cut off from all contact with their homeland.
- 5. This morning he had tried every way possible to contact her.
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