Definitions for Liaisonliˈeɪ zən, ˌli eɪˈzɔ̃; ˈli əˌzɒn or, often, ˈleɪ ə-; ʒə swi zœ ˈnɔm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

li•ai•sonliˈeɪ zən, ˌli eɪˈzɔ̃; ˈli əˌzɒn or, often, ˈleɪ ə-; ʒə swi zœ ˈnɔm(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. Category: Phonetics

Origin of liaison:

1640–50; < F, OF < LL ligātiōnem, acc. of ligātiō union (L: stiffening). See ligation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour(noun)

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

  2. liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication(noun)

    a channel for communication between groups

    "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"

Wiktionary

  1. liaison(Noun)

    Communication between two parties or groups.

  2. liaison(Noun)

    Co-operation, working together.

  3. liaison(Noun)

    A relayer of information between two forces in an army or during war.

  4. liaison(Noun)

    A tryst, romantic meeting.

  5. liaison(Noun)

    An illicit sexual relationship or affair.

  6. liaison(Noun)

    A sandhi in which a normally silent final consonant is pronounced when the next word begins with a vowel.

  7. Origin: From liaison, from ligatio (stem ligation-) (English ligation), derived from ligo, from leygʰ-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liaison(noun)

    a union, or bond of union; an intimacy; especially, an illicit intimacy between a man and a woman

Freebase

  1. Liaison

    Liaison is the pronunciation of a latent word-final consonant immediately before a following vowel sound. Technically, it is a type of external sandhi, which is disrupted in pausa. In French, most written word-final consonants are no longer pronounced and are known as latent or mute. For example, the letter s in the word les, 'the', is generally silent, but it is pronounced in the combination les amis, 'the friends'. In certain syntactic environments, liaison is impossible; in others, it is obligatory; in others still, it is possible but not obligatory and its realization is subject to wide stylistic variation.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. liaison

    That contact or intercommunication maintained between elements of military forces or other agencies to ensure mutual understanding and unity of purpose and action.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Liaison' in Nouns Frequency: #2874


Translations for Liaison

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

liaison(noun)

a contact or communication

liaison between parents and teachers; (also adjective) a liason officer.

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