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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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)
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reconnaissance

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

noun
The act or an instance of exploring or investigating:
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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
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reconnaissance

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

[rɪˈkɒnɪsns] n (Mil) → ricognizione f
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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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References in classic literature ?
As soon as night fell, about six o'clock, they decided to make a reconnaissance around the pagoda.
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. Queerest sight of all, here and there were peasants at work in the fields.
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick, Royal Air Service, was on reconnaissance. A report, or it would be better to say a rumor, had come to the British headquarters in German East Africa that the enemy had landed in force on the west coast and was marching across the dark continent to reinforce their colonial troops.
It was daylight before he returned from his reconnaissance. Next day he interviewed his two subordinates, Manders and Reilly, reckless youngsters who were as elated as if it were a deer-hunt.
"Yes; the Inspector and I have made quite a little reconnaissance together."
The need for a special reconnaissance capability was first identified in the Strategic Defence Review 'new chapter' in July 2002.
The range of vehicles reflects both customers' budgets and their reconnaissance philosophy.
The reconnaissance round is the brainchild of Charles M.
Raytheon designed and developed the pod to carry advanced day/night and all weather tactical reconnaissance payloads.
Our history of cooperation in space dates before 1962 when Program C was stood up as part of the National Reconnaissance Office, along with Program A, the Air Force element.
It struck the Pentagon around 9:40 a.m., killing 64 aboard the plane and 125 on the ground." Employing military and CIA personnel to operate much of our nation's satellite reconnaissance network, the NRO is located about four miles from Dulles.