Coordination vs Liaison - What's the difference?

coordination | liaison |

As nouns the difference between coordination and liaison

is that coordination is the act of coordinating, making different people or things work together for a goal or effect while liaison is communication between two parties or groups.

As a verb liaison is

(proscribed) to liaise.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?


Alternative forms

* co-ordination,


  • the act of coordinating, making different people or things work together for a goal or effect.
  • * 1919: Robert W. Chambers, In Secret
  • Then there's the State Service and the police and several other services. And there is no proper co-ordination , no single head for all these agencies.
  • the resulting state of working together; cooperation; synchronization
  • * 1900: Irving Bacheller, Eben Holden, A Tale of the North Country
  • We stood dodging each other a moment with that unfortunate co-ordination of purpose men sometimes encounter when passing each other.
  • the ability to coordinate one's senses and physical movements in order to act skillfully.
  • I'm terrible at sports -- I have no coordination .
  • (possibly archaic) the state of being equal in rank or power.
  • * c. 1833: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • There are two possible modes of unity in a State; one by absolute coordination of each to all, and of all to each; the other by subordination of classes and offices.
  • (grammar) an equal joining together two or more phrases or clauses, for example, using and'', ''or'', or ''but .
  • (chemistry) The reaction of one or more ligands with a metal ion to form a coordination compound
  • Antonyms

    * incoordination * subordination

    Derived terms

    * coordination compound * coordination number * colour coordination, color coordination * hand-eye coordination




    (en noun)
  • 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 ".
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (proscribed) To liaise.