liaison Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “liaison” in the English Dictionary

"liaison" in British English

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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 ​variousgovernmentdepartments. The ​police have ​appointed a liaison officer to ​work with the ​localcommunity. [C] mainly US someone who ​helpsgroups to ​workeffectively with each other: She ​served as a liaison between the different ​groups.

liaison noun (RELATIONSHIP)

[C] formal a ​sexualrelationship, ​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 ​joiningsounds together, for ​examplepronouncing a ​consonant that is not usually ​pronounced at the end of a word, because the next word ​begins with a ​vowelsound
(Definition of liaison from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"liaison" in American English

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liaisonnoun [C/U]

 us   /liˈeɪˌzɑn, ˈli·ə-/
communication between ​groups and the ​usefulrelationship that this ​creates, or a ​person who does the ​communicating between the ​groups: [U] There is an ​unfortunatelack of liaison between the ​departments. A liaison is also a ​romanticrelationship.
(Definition of liaison from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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