What's the diff. betw. a reaction/contact & a normal reaction/normal contact force?

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I've only come across the normal contact force before in my GCSE Physics textbook.
The OCR A level textbook mentions other forces which seem to be similar to it: https://prnt.sc/qrfv93, https://prnt.sc/qrfvw5, & https://prnt.sc/qrfwba
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Normal contact force, and reaction force are the same thing, i believe. It is just a different way of saying it.

Normal just means perpendicular, and the contact force is the sum of the reaction force (normal contact force) and frictional forces (parallel contact force), however at GCSE, you should not see that used.

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong
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