[lee-ey-zawn, lee-uh-zon, -zuh n or, often, ley-; lee-ey-zuh n, -zon; French lye-zawn] /ˌli eɪˈzɔ̃, ˈli əˌzɒn, -zən or, often, ˈleɪ-; liˈeɪ zən, -zɒn; French lyɛˈzɔ̃/
noun, plural liaisons
[lee-ey-zawnz, lee-uh-zonz, -zuh nz or, often, ley-, lee-ey-zuh nz, -zonz; French lye-zawn] /ˌli eɪˈzɔ̃z, ˈli əˌzɒnz, -zənz or, often, ˈleɪ-, liˈeɪ zənz, -zɒnz; French lyɛˈzɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
the contact or connection maintained by communications between units of the armed forces or of any other organization in order to ensure concerted action, cooperation, etc.
a person who initiates and maintains such a contact or connection.
an illicit sexual relationship.
Cookery. the process of thickening sauces, soups, etc., as by the addition of eggs, cream, butter, or flour.
Phonetics. a speech-sound redistribution, occurring especially in French, in which an otherwise silent final consonant is articulated as the initial sound of a following syllable that begins with a vowel or with a silent h, as the z- and n- sounds in Je suis un homme
[zhuh swee zœ nawm] /ʒə swi zœ ˈnɔm/ (Show IPA).
communication and contact between groups or units
(modifier) of or relating to liaison between groups or units: a liaison officer
a secretive or adulterous sexual relationship
one who acts as an agent between parties; intermediary
the relationship between military units necessary to ensure unity of purpose
(in the phonology of several languages, esp French) the pronunciation of a normally silent consonant at the end of a word immediately before another word commencing with a vowel, in such a way that the consonant is taken over as the initial sound of the following word. Liaison is seen between French ils (il) and ont (ɔ̃), to give ils ont (il zɔ̃)
any thickening for soups, sauces, etc, such as egg yolks or cream
1640s, from French liaison “a union, a binding together” (13c.), from Late Latin ligationem (nominative ligatio) “a binding,” from past participle stem of Latin ligare “to bind” (see ligament). Originally a cookery term for a thickening agent for sauces. Sense of “intimate relations” is from 1806. Military sense of “cooperation between branches, allies, etc.” is from 1816. The noun meaning “one who is concerned with liaison of units, etc.” is short for liaison officer.
- Liaison officer
noun 1. a person who liaises between groups or units 2. (NZ) a university official who oversees the operation of the accrediting system in schools
[Greek lyah-koo-rah] /Greek ˈlyɑ ku rɑ/ noun 1. modern name of (def 1). /ˈljakura/ noun 1. a transliteration of the Modern Greek name for (Mount) Parnassus
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[lee-ah-nuh, -an-uh] /liˈɑ nə, -ˈæn ə/ noun 1. any of various usually woody vines that may climb as high as the tree canopy in a tropical forest. /lɪˈɑːnə/ noun 1. any of various woody climbing plants mainly of tropical forests