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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.
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The Royal Australian Air Force on the other hand, contributed aerial photo-reconnaissance and aerial minelaying.
It's packed with material and comes from the commanding officer of the US navy Light Photographic Squadron 62 during the Crisis, which flew numerous photo-reconnaissance missions over Cuba under enemy fire to photograph the missile launch sites and provide the world with solid proof of what was going on.
Designed as a high-altitude interceptor, the sleek P-38 evolved into a versatile aircraft that was also used for dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing and photo-reconnaissance missions.