[syn: liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
liaison \li`ai`son"\ (l[-e]`[asl]`z[^o]N"), n. [F., fr. L.
ligatio, fr. ligare to bind. See Ligature, and cf.
1. A union, or bond of union; an intimacy; an
2. Specifically, An illicit sexual relation between a man and
a woman; a sexual afffair.
3. Specifically: A process of communication between parts of
an organization or between two organizations acting
together for a common purpose.
4. Hence: A person whose function it is to maintain such
5. (Phonetics) A pronunciation of a consonant sound that
would be otherwise silent, such as the final consonant of
certain French words, when the following word begins with
a vowel sound.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
110 Moby Thesaurus words for "liaison":
accord, addition, adjunct, adulterous affair, adultery, affair,
affairs, affiliation, affinity, agent, agglomeration,
agglutination, aggregation, alliance, amor, amour, approximation,
articulation, assemblage, association, bond, bracketing, broker,
closeness, clustering, combination, communication, concatenation,
concourse, concurrence, confluence, congeries, conglomeration,
conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection, contact,
contiguity, contrariety, convergence, copulation, coupling,
cuckoldry, dealings, deduction, disjunction, distributor,
entanglement, eternal triangle, filiation, flirtation,
forbidden love, gathering, go-between, hanky-panky, homology,
hookup, illicit love, infidelity, intercommunication, intercourse,
interlinking, intermediary, intermedium, intimacy, intrigue,
jobber, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, knotting, link,
linkage, linking, love affair, marriage, mediary, mediator, medium,
meeting, merger, merging, middleman, mutual attraction, nearness,
pairing, propinquity, proximity, rapport, relatedness, relation,
relations, relationship, romance, romantic tie, similarity, splice,
symbiosis, sympathy, tie, tie-in, tie-up, triangle, unfaithfulness,
unification, union, wholesaler, yoking