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See also: Liaison
- Rhymes: -eɪzən
- (UK) IPA(key): /liˈeɪ.zɒn/, sometimes IPA(key): /lɑɪˈeɪ.zɒn/ but some speakers consider this incorrect
- (US) IPA(key): /li.ˈeɪ.zɑn/
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liaison (plural liaisons)
- 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.
- (figuratively) An illicit sexual relationship or affair.
- (linguistics) The phonological fusion of two consecutive words and the manner in which this occurs, for example intrusion, consonant-vowel linking, etc. In the context of some languages, such as French, liaison can refer specifically to a normally silent final consonant, being pronounced when the next word begins with a vowel, and can often also include the intrusion of a "t" in certain fixed chunks of language such as the question form "pense-t-il".
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
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liaison f (plural liaisons)
- link, bond
- liaison (romantic encounter)
- liaison (communication)
- (linguistics) liaison (phonological phenomenon)
- (chemistry) bond