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

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

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  1. liaison(n.)

    Specifically: A process of communication between parts of an organization or between two organizations acting together for a common purpose.

  2. liaison(n.)

    Hence: A person whose function it is to maintain such communication.

  3. liaison(n.)

    (Phonetics) A pronunciation of a consonant sound that would be otherwise silent, such as the final consonant of certain French words, when the following word begins with a vowel sound.

  4. Origin: [F., fr. L. ligatio, fr. ligare to bind. See Ligature, and cf. Ligation.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Liaison(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [F., fr. L. ligatio, fr. ligare to bind. See Ligature, and cf. Ligation.]

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  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 TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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  • LiaisonGerman
  • υφέν, συνεργασíα, ερωτοδουλειά, μεσολαβητής, σχέση, διασύνδεσηGreek
  • aventura, enlaceSpanish
  • yhteydenpito, rakkaussuhde, yhteistyö, yhteyshenkilöFinnish
  • liaisonFrench
  • collegamentoItalian
  • ligaçãoPortuguese
  • взаимодействие, связной, связь, свиданиеRussian

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