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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References in classic literature ?
As he was reconnoitring the fort, he perceived an Indian peeping through an aperture.
She was hardened; barely reacted to his reconnoitring palm beneath the calf of her bare leg.
about one month before the Kuciak murder and about ten days before the alleged murderers started reconnoitring the future crime site, Sme wrote.
The other day, when he was reconnoitring around the University of Okara along GT Road, he was arrested by the CTD and other security agencies.
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.
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.
Lord Bannatyne, in his closing speech, told the jury the Crown claimed Webster was "reconnoitring the area".
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.