- (British) IPA: /liˈeɪ.zɒ̃/, /liˈeɪ.zɒn/, /liˈeɪ.z(ə)n/, /laɪˈeɪ.zɒn/, /laɪˈeɪ.zən/
- (America) IPA: /li.ˈeɪ.zɑn/, /li.ˈeɪ.sɑn/, /ˈlaɪ.ə.sən/
- Communication between two parties or groups.
- Co-operation, working together.
- A relayer of information between two forces in an army or during war.
- A tryst, romantic meeting.
- (figuratively) An illicit sexual relationship or affair.
- (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".
- French: liaison
- Italian: collegamento, testa di ponte
- Portuguese: ligação
- Russian: связь
- Spanish: enlace
liaison (liaisons, present participle liaisoning; past and past participle liaisoned)
- (proscribed) To liaise.