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liaison

noun uk   /liˈeɪ.zɒn/ us    /-zɑːn/

liaison noun (LINK BETWEEN)

[S or U] communication between people or groups who work with each other: He blamed the lack of liaison between the various government departments. The police have appointed a liaison officer to work with the local community. [C] mainly US someone who helps groups to work effectively with each other: She served as a liaison between the different groups.

liaison noun (RELATIONSHIP)

[C] formal a sexual relationship, especially between two people not married to each other: He's had a number of liaisons.

liaison noun (IN SPEECH)

[U] specialized phonetics the act of joining sounds together, for example pronouncing a consonant that is not usually pronounced at the end of a word, because the next word begins with a vowel sound
(Definition of liaison from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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