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re·con·nais·sance

also re·con·nois·sance  (rĭ-kŏn′ə-səns, -zəns)
n.
An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information.

[French, from Old French reconoissance, recognition, from reconoistre, reconoiss-, to recognize; see recognize.]

reconnaissance

(rɪˈkɒnɪsəns) or

reconnoissance

n
1. (Military) the act of reconnoitring
2. (Military) the process of obtaining information about the position, activities, resources, etc, of an enemy or potential enemy
3. (Civil Engineering) a preliminary inspection of an area of land before an engineering survey is made
[C18: from French, from Old French reconoistre to explore, recognize]

re•con•nais•sance

or re•con•nois•sance

(rɪˈkɒn ə səns, -zəns)

n.
1. the act of reconnoitering.
2. a general examination or survey of a region, usu. followed by a detailed survey.
[1800–10; < French; Middle French reconoissance recognizance]

reconnaissance

A mission undertaken to obtain, by visual observation or other detection methods, information about the activities and resources of an enemy or potential enemy, or to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrographic, or geographic characteristics of a particular area. Also called RECON.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reconnaissance - the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)reconnaissance - the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy); "an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"
intelligence activity, intelligence operation, intelligence - the operation of gathering information about an enemy
recce, recco, reccy - reconnaissance (by shortening)
exploratory survey, reconnoitering, reconnoitring, scouting - exploring in order to gain information; "scouting in enemy territory is very dangerous"
air reconnaissance - reconnaissance either by visual observation from the air or through the use of airborne sensors
reconnaissance by fire - a method of reconnaissance in which fire is placed on a suspected enemy position in order to cause the enemy to disclose his presence by moving or returning fire
reconnaissance in force - an offensive operation designed to discover or test the enemy's strength (or to obtain other information)
shufti - a quick look around (originally military slang); "take a shufti while you're out there"
electronic reconnaissance - the detection and identification and evaluation and location of foreign electromagnetic radiations (other than radioactive)

reconnaissance

noun inspection, survey, investigation, observation, patrol, scan, exploration, scouting, scrutiny, recce (slang), reconnoitring The airport will be used for reconnaissance rather than combat.

reconnaissance

noun
The act or an instance of exploring or investigating:
Translations
إسْتِطْلاع، إسْتِكْشاف
průzkum
rekognosceringsondering
luure
tiedustelu
felderítés
yfirlits-/forkönnun
žvalgybažvalgymas
izlūkošana
prieskum

reconnaissance

[rɪˈkɒnɪsəns]
A. Nreconocimiento m
to make a reconnaissancereconocer or explorar el terreno, hacer un reconocimiento del terreno
B. CPD reconnaissance flight Nvuelo m de reconocimiento

reconnaissance

[rɪˈkɒnɪsəns]
n (MILITARY)reconnaissance f
modif (MILITARY) [plane, mission] → de reconnaissance
reconnaissance flight → vol m de reconnaissance

reconnaissance

n (Aviat, Mil) → Aufklärung f; reconnaissance missionAufklärungseinsatz m; to be on reconnaissancebei einem Aufklärungseinsatz sein

reconnaissance

:
reconnaissance flight
nAufklärungsflug m
reconnaissance patrol
nSpähtrupp m
reconnaissance plane

reconnaissance

[rɪˈkɒnɪsns] n (Mil) → ricognizione f

reconnaissance

(rəˈkonəsəns) noun
(the act of making) a study (of land, enemy troops etc) to obtain information, eg before a battle.
References in classic literature ?
As soon as night fell, about six o'clock, they decided to make a reconnaissance around the pagoda.
Yes; the Inspector and I have made quite a little reconnaissance together.
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick, Royal Air Service, was on reconnaissance.
Or I can make a sufficient number of trips to land the entire party in the valley beyond the barrier; all will depend, of course, upon what my first reconnaissance reveals.
Once, form the hills behind, a great white-winged aeroplane glided over his head on its way to make a reconnaissance.
It was daylight before he returned from his reconnaissance.
Considerable use is made of electro-optics, indeed one system can help the driver reverse out of danger, and thermal imagers are the basis of the reconnaissance role with German sensors on extendable masts.
We tried desperately to assess their level of capability with secret aircraft reconnaissance flights over Soviet territory, but, after Gary Powers' shootdown in 1960, this means was denied us.
President and Chief Operating Officer, John Cotumaccio, said, "This contract award represents another step forward in our drive to create a strong presence for Signal Technology on the Defense Department's newest and most critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms.
The purpose of this study was to conduct a comprehensive examination on how the IBCT's RSTA Squadron could fulfill their reconnaissance requirements using these systems.
It provides the helicopter with an improved target acquisition performance, greater stand-off ranges and reconnaissance capabilities.
Setting the Stage: SAC Foundations for Reconnaissance