• The coming together, touching, union, or junction of surfaces or objects.
  • The junction of two conductors, so that current may flow. Also called electric contact (1).
  • A part or device which serves to open or close an electric circuit. Such a part or device may or may not act with another part or device. For instance, a blade, metal strip, button, switch, or relay. Also called electric contact (2).
  • The establishment of a communication.
  • In radars, the initial detection of a scanned object.

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