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Definition of liaison noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    liaison

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//liˈeɪzn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//liˈeɪzɑːn//
     
    , NAmE//ˈliəzɑːn//
     
    Separation, Romance
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] liaison (between A and B) a relationship between two organizations or different departments in an organization, involving the exchange of information or ideas Our role is to ensure liaison between schools and parents. We work in close liaison with the police.
  2. 2[countable] liaison (to/with somebody/something) a person whose job is to make sure there is a good relationship between two groups or organizations the White House liaison to organized labor
  3. 3[countable] liaison (with somebody) a secret sexual relationship, especially if one or both partners are married See related entries: Separation, Romance
  4. synonym affair
    Word Origin mid 17th cent. (as a cookery term): from French, from lier ‘to bind’.Extra examples She is responsible for liaison with researchers at other universities. She was having a romantic liaison with her husband’s best friend. We are hoping to establish better customer liaison. We are hoping to establish good liaisons with these groups. We hired someone as customer liaison. We maintained a close liaison with the trade union. a community liaison officer a customer liaison manager good liaison between management and staff He finally admitted to several sexual liaisons.
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