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li·ai·son

 (lē-ā′zŏn′, lē′ā-)
n.
1.
a. An instance or a means of communication between different groups or units of an organization, especially in the armed forces.
b. One that maintains communication: served as the president's liaison with Congress.
2. A sexual relationship, especially when at least one person is married or involved in a sexual relationship with someone else.
3. Linguistics Pronunciation of the usually silent final consonant of a word when followed by a word beginning with a vowel, especially in French.
intr.v. li·a·soned, li·a·son·ing, li·a·sons
To serve as a liaison.

[French, from Old French, from Latin ligātiō, ligātiōn-, from ligātus, past participle of ligāre, to bind; see ligate.]

liaison

(lɪˈeɪzɒn)
n
1. communication and contact between groups or units
2. (modifier) of or relating to liaison between groups or units: a liaison officer.
3. a secretive or adulterous sexual relationship
4. one who acts as an agent between parties; intermediary
5. (Military) the relationship between military units necessary to ensure unity of purpose
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) (in the phonology of several languages, esp French) the pronunciation of a normally silent consonant at the end of a word immediately before another word commencing with a vowel, in such a way that the consonant is taken over as the initial sound of the following word. Liaison is seen between French ils (il) and ont (ɔ̃), to give ils ont (il zɔ̃)
7. (Cookery) any thickening for soups, sauces, etc, such as egg yolks or cream
[C17: via French from Old French, from lier to bind, from Latin ligāre]

li•ai•son

(liˈeɪ zən, ˌli eɪˈzɔ̃; ˈli əˌzɒn or, often, ˈleɪ ə-)

n.
1. the contact or connection maintained by communications between units of the armed forces or of any other organization in order to ensure concerted action, cooperation, etc.
2. a person who initiates and maintains such a contact or connection.
3. an illicit sexual relationship.
4. a speech-sound redistribution, occurring esp. in French, in which an otherwise silent final consonant is articulated as the initial sound of a following word that begins with a vowel or silent h, as in Je suis un hommeə swi zœ ˈnɔm)
[1640–50; < French, Old French < Late Latin ligātiōnem, acc. of ligātiō union (Latin: stiffening). See ligation]

liaison

That contact or intercommunication maintained between elements of military forces or other agencies to ensure mutual understanding and unity of purpose and action.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liaison - a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationshipliaison - a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
sexual relationship - a relationship involving sexual intimacy
2.liaison - a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
communication channel, channel, line - (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

liaison

noun
1. contact, communication, connection, interchange Liaison between the police and the art world is vital to combat art crime.
2. intermediary, contact, hook-up, go-between She acts as a liaison between patients and staff.
3. affair, romance, intrigue, fling, love affair, amour, entanglement, illicit romance She embarked on a series of sexual liaisons with society figures.
Translations
عَلاقَه
spoluprácestyčnývztah
forbindelses-kontaktsamarbejde
samband
būti ryšininkupalaikyti ryšįryšių tarnybos
sakarisakarssakaru dienesta virsniekssazināšanās
styčný

liaison

[lɪˈeɪzɒn]
A. N (= coordination) → enlace m, coordinación f (fig) (= relationship) → relación f
B. CPD liaison committee Ncomité m de enlace
liaison officer Noficial mf de enlace

liaison

[liˈeɪzɒn] n
(= communication) → liaison f
(= relationship) → liaison f

liaison

n
(= coordination)Verbindung f, → Zusammenarbeit f; (= person)Verbindungsmann m/-frau f, → V-Mann m/-Frau f (inf); (Mil) → Verbindung f; (person) → Verbindungsoffizier m
(= affair)Liaison f

liaison

[liːˈeɪzɒn] n (also) (euph) → relazione f; (coordination) → coordinamento (Mil) → collegamento

liaison

(liːˈeizon) , ((American) ˈli:eizon) noun
a contact or communication. liaison between parents and teachers; (also adjective) a liason officer.
liaise (liːˈeiz) verb
to communicate or make contact (with) especially as an official duty.
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