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reconnaissance definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy); "an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission" [syn: reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, literally, recognition, from Middle French reconoissance, from Old French reconoistre to recognize Date: 1810 a preliminary survey to gain information; especially an exploratory military survey of enemy territory

U.S. Military Dictionary

A mission undertaken to obtain, by visual observation or other detection methods, information about the activities and resources of an enemy or adversary, or to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrographic, or geographic characteristics of a particular area. Also called RECON. (JP 2-0)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a survey of a region, esp. a military examination to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features. 2 a preliminary survey or inspection. Etymology: F (earlier -oissance) f. stem of reconnaître (as RECONNOITRE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reconnoissance Re*con"nois*sance, Reconnaissance Re*con"nais*sance (r?-k?n"n?s-s?ns), n. [F. See Recognizance.] The act of reconnoitering; preliminary examination or survey. Specifically: (a) (Geol.) An examination or survey of a region in reference to its general geological character. (b) (Engin.) An examination of a region as to its general natural features, preparatory to a more particular survey for the purposes of triangulation, or of determining the location of a public work. (c) (Mil.) An examination of a territory, or of an enemy's position, for the purpose of obtaining information necessary for directing military operations; a preparatory expedition. Reconnoissance in force (Mil.), a demonstration or attack by a large force of troops for the purpose of discovering the position and strength of an enemy.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Reconnaissance is the activity of obtaining military information about a place by sending soldiers or planes there, or by the use of satellites. The helicopter was returning from a reconnaissance mission... N-UNCOUNT: oft N n

Moby Thesaurus

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