What does liaison mean?

Definitions for liaison
liˈeɪ zən, ˌli eɪˈzɔ̃; ˈli əˌzɒn or, often, ˈleɪ ə-; ʒə swi zœ ˈnɔmli·ai·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amournoun

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

  2. liaison, link, contact, inter-group communicationnoun

    a channel for communication between groups

    "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"

GCIDE

  1. liaisonnoun

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

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

  2. liaisonnoun

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

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

  3. liaisonnoun

    (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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. liaisonnoun

    Communication between two parties or groups.

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

  2. liaisonnoun

    Co-operation, working together.

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

  3. liaisonnoun

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

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

  4. liaisonnoun

    A tryst, romantic meeting.

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

  5. liaisonnoun

    An illicit sexual relationship or affair.

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

  6. liaisonnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liaisonnoun

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

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

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Liaison

    lē-ā-zong′, n. union, or bond of union: connection, esp. if illicit between the sexes: in French, the linking in pronunciation of a final consonant to the succeeding word, when that begins with a vowel. [Fr.—L. ligation-emligāre, to bind.]

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liaison in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liaison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of liaison in a Sentence

  1. Robert Nisbet:

    What gives the new despotism its peculiar effectiveness is indeed its liaison with humanitarianism, but beyond this fact its capacity for entering into the smallest details of human life.

  2. President Biden .:

    I have known every — every prime minister well since Golda Meir, including Golda Meir, and during The Six-Day War, I had an opportunity to — Golda Meir invited me to come over because I was going to be the liaison between Golda Meir and the Egyptians about the Suez.

  3. Detective Superintendent Julie Mackay:

    This is a very serious incident in which a woman has lost her life and we are deploying family liaison officers to support the next of kin, the scene remains cordoned off so further forensic enquiries and searches can take place over the next few days. We're grateful to the local community for their support and understanding, and I'd urge anyone with concerns or questions to speak to a member of the local neighbourhood team who'll be carrying out extra patrols over the coming days.

  4. Mark Rowley:

    In London specifically, the Metropolitan Police Service has mobilised additional officers, who will carry out highly visible patrols at key locations around the capital including the transport network, we are in close liaison with the Belgium authorities and will continue to monitor the situation.

  5. Edward Kwon:

    As one of the Korean chefs most well-known abroad, I want to act as a liaison.

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