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in·i·tial con·tact

1. the first meeting of opposing teeth on elevation of the mandible toward the maxillae;
2. the initial occlusal contact of opposing teeth when the jaw is closed.

in·i·tial con·tact

(i-nishăl kontakt)
1. First meeting of opposing teeth on elevation of mandible toward maxillae.
2. First occlusal meeting of opposing teeth when the jaw is closed.
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Characteristics that lure initial contact on dating websites have much in common with those noted in "live" dating situations for women, but not for men.
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Law enforcement officers may call subjects on the telephone to arrange a meeting for the initial contact or make an unannounced encounter at an office or residence.
After making the initial contact, a law enforcement agency should be in a position to arrange for future meetings, especially if a troubling issue arises or a crisis appears imminent.
Kukan stated that, "over 93 percent of the companies concerns were resolved to the satisfaction of the companies and over 90 percent were resolved within 45 working days of the initial contact.
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That initial contact 15 years ago prompted her 9-year-old son to raise a pig and win third place at the local fair.
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According to Bleiberg, Burleson head-butted the umpire in the nose as Bleiberg berated Burleson over the initial contact.
In Bleiberg's version, Burleson head-butted the umpire in the nose as Bleiberg reamed Burleson over the initial contact.

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