reconnoitering


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re·con·noi·ter

 (rē′kə-noi′tər, rĕk′ə-)
v. re·con·noi·tered, re·con·noi·ter·ing, re·con·noi·ters
v.tr.
To make a preliminary examination of (an area or a group, for example), usually by moving around and observing, in order to gather information, especially for military purposes: reconnoitered the enemy positions.
v.intr.
To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
n.
An act of reconnoitering.

[Obsolete French reconnoître, from Old French reconoistre, to recognize; see recognize.]

re′con·noi′ter·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reconnoitering - exploring in order to gain informationreconnoitering - exploring in order to gain information; "scouting in enemy territory is very dangerous"
reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission - the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy); "an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"
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