reconnoitring


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reconnoitring

(ˌrɛkəˈnɔɪtərɪŋ)
n
(Military) military the activity of obtaining information about the geographical features of a place or about the size and position of an army there
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Noun1.reconnoitring - exploring in order to gain informationreconnoitring - 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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As he was reconnoitring the fort, he perceived an Indian peeping through an aperture.
Laserstein's depictions of women, painted in Berlin before her departure in 1937 and in Sweden during and after the Second World War, have an intimate realism that retains its extraordinary directness--and the sense of an artist reconnoitring and reconstructing human forms and faces, brushstroke by brushstroke.
Major Kearsley, the Doctor and I went out reconnoitring.
When his wife, reconnoitring in the kitchen cupboard, notices the brown sauce is almost finished, she, too, heads for the shops to replenish supplies.
It was an opportunity to do a bit of reconnoitring in Europe's capital, as tough negotiations and a risky people's vote loom on the horizon.
Its tasks include detecting booby traps from the air, accompanying convoys and patrols, assisting forces in combat situations, reconnoitring and surveilling routes, establishing movement profiles and long-term monitoring, supporting situation assessments, and protecting property and military camps.
The first reconnoitring group comprising two French nationals, sent by the FPF and on their on way to Afghanistan was apprehended by the ISI in January this year from Lahore.
The tactical nature of PR calls for agility and flexibility in a PR professional not to mention an innate talent to switch gears to reconnoitring and being a sales and marketing support.
Admittedly Garmin didn't get it right in the Giro TTT, finishing with only five riders, but that has made them more determined and they have put a lot of time and effort into reconnoitring today's circuit.