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li·ai·son  audio  (l-zn, l--) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. An instance or a means of communication between different groups or units of an organization, especially in the armed forces.
    2. One that maintains communication: served as the President's liaison with Congress.
    1. A close relationship, connection, or link.
    2. An adulterous relationship; an affair.
  1. Linguistics Pronunciation of the usually silent final consonant of a word when followed by a word beginning with a vowel, especially in French.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Old French, from Latin ligti, ligtin-, from ligtus, past participle of ligre, to bind ; see ligate


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