Meaning of “liaison” in the English Dictionary

"liaison" in British English

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uk /liˈeɪ.zɒn/ us /liˈeɪ.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 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 useful relationship that this creates, or a person who does the communicating between the groups:

[ U ] There is an unfortunate lack of liaison between the departments.

A liaison is also a romantic relationship.

(Definition of “liaison” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)