liaison
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from lier, from Old French Date: circa 1648 1. a binding or thickening agent used in cooking 2. a. a close bond or connection ; interrelationship b. an illicit sexual relationship ; affair 3a 3. a. communication for establishing and maintaining mutual understanding and cooperation (as between parts of an armed force) b. one that establishes and maintains liaison 4. the pronunciation of an otherwise absent consonant sound at the end of the first of two consecutive words the second of which begins with a vowel sound and follows without pause

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  • Liaison — Liaison …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • liaison — [ ljɛzɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1190 « façon de s habiller »; de lier, ou lat. ligatio I ♦ (Choses) Action de lier, de se lier; ce qui est lié; ce qui lie. 1 ♦ (1538; sens génér.) Vx Assemblage. ♢ (1393) Mod. Opération qui consiste à incorporer des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • liaison — Liaison. subst. feminin verb. Union, jonction de plusieurs corps ensemble. L Humide, selon l opinion commune, fait la liaison des parties qui composent le corps naturel. ces pieces sont si bien jointes qu on n en voit pas la liaison. la liaison… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Liaison — may refer to: * Liaison (French), the pronunciation of a word final consonant due to a following vowel sound in French * Liaison officer, a military officer who coordinates different forces or national units usually at staff level * Liaison job,… …   Wikipedia

  • Liaison — steht im Generellen für: Zusammenarbeit Kommunikation zwischen zwei Gruppen oder mehr ein anderes Wort für eine Liebesbeziehung Liaison (Sprachwissenschaft), die Bindung in der französischen Sprache Siehe auch:  Wiktionary: Liaison –… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • liaison — (n.) 1640s, from Fr. liaison a union, a binding together (13c.), from L.L. ligationem (nom. ligatio) a binding, from pp. stem of L. ligare to bind (see LIGAMENT (Cf. ligament)). Originally a cookery term for a thickening agent for sauces. Sense… …   Etymology dictionary

  • liaison — Liaison, Catenatio, Colligatio, Coniugatio, Connexio, Nexus. Toute liaison resemblant à un joug, Iugamentum. Liaison forte et serrée qu on fait és murailles, Suffraenatio. Bailler liaison à son oraison, et la reduire à certaines mesures,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • liaison — [n1] person who acts as go between communication, connection, contact, fixer, hookup, in, interchange, interface, intermediary, link; concepts 348,354,423 liaison [n2] love affair amour, encounter, entanglement, fling, illicit romance, interlude …   New thesaurus

  • liaison — li ai son (l[ e] [asl] z[^o]N ), n. [F., fr. L. ligatio, fr. ligare to bind. See {Ligature}, and cf. {Ligation}.] 1. A union, or bond of union; an intimacy; an interrelationship. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, An illicit sexual relation between… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liaison — (franz., spr. liäsóng), eigentlich Verbindung, dann Liebesverhältnis; »Les liaisons dangereuses«, Roman von Laclos (s. d.). In der französischen Grammatik die Verbindung eines auslautenden Konsonanten mit dem anlautenden Vokal des folgenden… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Liaison — (frz., spr. liäsóng), Verbindung, Liebesverhältnis …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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