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Dictionary Definition

liaison

Noun

1 a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship [syn: affair, affaire, intimacy, involvement, amour]
2 a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas" [syn: link, contact, inter-group communication]

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see Liaison

English

Etymology

From liaison ‘binding’, from ligatio (stem ligation-), derived from ligare "to bind".

Pronunciation

  • /lɪ'eɪzɒn/

Noun

  1. Communication between two parties or groups.
  2. Co-operation, working together.
  3. A relayer of information between two forces in an army or during war.
  4. A tryst, romantic meeting.
  5. An illicit sexual relationship or affair.
  6. A sandhi in which a normally silent final consonant is pronounced when the next word begins with a vowel.

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Translations

communication between two parties or groups
co-operation, working together
a relayer of information between two forces in an army or during war
a tryst, romantic meeting
an illicit sexual relationship or affair
linguistics: a sandhi

French

Etymology

From ligatio (stem ligation-), derived from ligare "to bind".

Pronunciation

  • /ljɛzɔ̃/

Noun

liaison

Extensive Definition

Liaison may refer to:
liaison in German: Liaison
liaison in French: Liaison
liaison in Kölsch: Liaison (Watt ėßß datt?)

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