liaison

See also: Liaison

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French liaison (binding), from Latin ligatio (stem ligation-) (English ligation), derived from ligō, from Proto-Indo-European *leygʰ- (to bind).

PronunciationEdit

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /liˈeɪ.zɒn/, sometimes IPA(key): /lɑɪˈeɪ.zɒn/ but some speakers consider this incorrect
  • (US) IPA(key): /li.ˈeɪ.zɑn/
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NounEdit

liaison (plural liaisons)

  1. Communication between two parties or groups.
  2. Co-operation, working together.
  3. A relayer of information between two forces in an army or during war.
  4. A tryst, romantic meeting.
  5. (figuratively) An illicit sexual relationship or affair.
  6. (linguistics) The phonological fusion of two consecutive words and the manner in which this occurs, for example intrusion, consonant-vowel linking, etc. In the context of some languages, such as French, liaison can refer specifically to a normally silent final consonant, being pronounced when the next word begins with a vowel, and can often also include the intrusion of a "t" in certain fixed chunks of language such as the question form "pense-t-il".

VerbEdit

liaison (third-person singular simple present liaisons, present participle liaisoning, simple past and past participle liaisoned)

  1. (proscribed) To liaise.

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FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin ligātiō, (stem ligātiōn-), derived from ligāre "to bind".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

liaison f (plural liaisons)

  1. liaison
  2. (chemistry) bond

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Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 19:05