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Sign in google accounts. Contact noun union or junction of surfaces the apparent touching or mutual tangency of the limbs of two celestial bodies or of the disk of one body with the shadow of another during an eclipse transit or occultation the junction of two electrical conductors through which a current passes a special part made for such a junction. Contact is a 1997 american science fiction drama film directed by robert zemeckisit is a film adaptation of carl sagans 1985 novel of the same name sagan and his wife ann druyan wrote the story outline for the film jodie foster portrays the films protagonist dr eleanor ellie arroway a seti scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact. Usage note the verb contact is a classic example of a verb that was made from a noun and of a new usage that was initially frowned upon the noun meaning the state or condition of touching is first recorded in 1626 in the writing of francis bacon some 200 years later it spawned a verb meaning to bring or place in contact