liaison

Definition of liaison

li`ai`son´   Pronunciation: lė`ã`zôN´
n.1.A union, or bond of union; an intimacy; an interrelationship.
2.An illicit sexual relation between a man and a woman; a sexual afffair.
3.A process of communication between parts of an organization or between two organizations acting together for a common purpose.
4.A person whose function it is to maintain such communication.
5.(Phonetics) A pronunciation of a consonant sound that would be otherwise silent, such as the final consonant of certain French words, when the following word begins with a vowel sound.

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