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1.An individual's private or personal information by which another person, business, or entity can use to reach the individual. For example, a company database may have its employees' private and public contact information for purposes of reaching an employee for various reasons. This can also be used to indicate a person. For example, an individual may say that he or she has a contact at XYZ Company, meaning the individual knows a person at XYZ Company and has a way of reaching this person.
2.Term used to describe reaching out to or being in touch with another person, business or entity. For example, a salesperson may contact another person or business for a potential sale.

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  • When you go to a big convention you should have your contact number ready to give out to new businesses you are just meeting.

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  • I have not had any contact with my family for a long time and it worries me because I think they are better off without me.

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  • We were fortunate to have a contact at the company we could reach out to discuss the predicament we found ourselves in.

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