physical contact

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n physical contact the act of touching physically "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
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Usage

In literature:

Two facts of physical geography brought Europe into contact with America.
"The Red Man's Continent" by Ellsworth Huntington
One asks for so much more, and then more and more, but that final embrace is elusive and no physical contact can surrender it.
"The Captives" by Hugh Walpole
Her blood was heated by close air and physical contact.
"In the Year of Jubilee" by George Gissing
Then came a halt so sudden and terrible that it shook Dick as if by physical contact.
"The Sword of Antietam" by Joseph A. Altsheler
What transformations had the physical and moral contact of this husband brought to pass in her?
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Everywhere man is still in contact with physical forces.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
Yet she seemed almost in physical contact with me while I was with her.
"Wintry Peacock" by D. H. Lawrence
It allows of apparent contact of spirit with spirit, in spite of material distance and physical obstruction.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
He was strolling in the evening with his bride, Andra's arm linked with his for the added pleasure of physical contact.
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
There is comfort in physical contact.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
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In news:

Yoweri Museveni said in a televised broadcast that people should refrain from physical contact like shaking hands as fears of a further spread of the deadly virus.
The dry eye contact lens patient differs from the true dry eye patient both in subjective complaints and in physical findings.
The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is interested in speaking with anyone who may have had an experience of unwanted physical contact.
Plaintiff says even with no physical contact, truck was 'involved' in crash.
Olympia School District officials have begun investigating more allegations of inappropriate physical contact between current and former Capital High School athletes, according to spokesman Ryan Betz.
Touchless sensor modules now available from Rapid Electronics, add multifunctional capabilities to LED lighting, allowing users to switch and dim lighting in response to hand gestures and proximity, without the need for physical contact.
If any bats are found, Sweetwater ISD is urging students to make no physical contact with the bats .
An Ogdensburg man was charged with second degree harassment - physical contact Saturday.
The NFL has fined official Jim Quirk one game check for inappropriate physical contact with players, including Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett.
Bryan Lankhorst is accused of four counts of offensive or provocative physical contact at an Arlington elementary school in May.
(UPDATE Alex Smith is taking part in this afternoon's practice in a non-contact black jersey, meaning he's been cleared by an independent neurologist to resume physical activity.
Tracy police are investigating reports of inappropriate physical contact involving a student and a Traina Elementary School teacher, officers confirmed Monday.
Microsoft's 30-inch tabletop Surface device is controlled through physical contact and hand gestures.
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They say it's a way to bring a little physical contact into a virtual world.
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In science:

In reality diseases can only spread between those individuals who have actual physical contact of one sort or another, and the structure of the contact network is important to the pattern of development of the disease.
The structure and function of complex networks
For lattice calculations, the Ds meson is particularly appealing, since both the charm and the strange quark can be treated directly in simulations, i.e. no extrapolations are required to make contact with the physical values of the valence quark masses.
WG V Conveners' Report: Charm Inputs for CKM Physics
Reprinted with permission from . c(cid:13)1994 American Physical Society. driven resonant level to equilibrium contacts to all orders, while Eq. (7) is obtained by considering only the lowest order coupling between the different parts of a system biased with a voltage V (t) = Vdc + Vac cos ω t.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
Table 2: The relevant sets of LECs, where the i+ j notation denotes the number of physically relevant (i) and contact (j ) terms in the respective Lagrangians.
Chiral Perturbation Theory Beyond One Loop
Section 5 should have indicated that current research is focussed on hot research topics such as semiclassical quantum gravity (contact with QFT on curved spacetimes), quantum cosmology and quantum black hole physics.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
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