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Definitions for Reconnaissance
rɪˈkɒn ə səns, -zənsRe·con·nais·sance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reconnaissance, reconnaissance missionnoun

    the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)

    "an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"

Wiktionary

  1. reconnaissancenoun

    The act of scouting or exploring (especially military or medical) to gain information.

    Etymology: From reconnaissance

Wikipedia

  1. Reconnaissance

    In military operations, reconnaissance or scouting is the exploration outside an area occupied by friendly forces to gain information about natural features and other activities in the area. Examples of reconnaissance include patrolling by troops (skirmishers, Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, U.S. Army Rangers, cavalry scouts, or military intelligence specialists), ships or submarines, manned/unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, satellites, or by setting up covert observation posts. Espionage normally is not reconnaissance, because reconnaissance is a military's special forces operating ahead of its main forces; spies are non-combatants operating behind enemy lines. Often called "recce" (British, Canadian and Australian English) or "recon" (American English), the associated verb is reconnoitre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reconnaissancenoun

    the act of reconnoitering; preliminary examination or survey

  2. Reconnaissancenoun

    an examination or survey of a region in reference to its general geological character

  3. Reconnaissancenoun

    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

  4. Reconnaissancenoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Reconnaissance

    Reconnaissance is the military term for exploring beyond the area occupied by friendly forces to gain vital information about enemy forces or features of the environment for later analysis and/or dissemination. Often referred to as recce or recon, the associated verb is reconnoitre in British English or reconnoiter in American English. Examples of reconnaissance include patrolling by troops, ships or submarines, manned/unmanned aircraft, satellites, or by setting up covert observation posts. Espionage normally is not reconnaissance, because reconnaissance is a military force's operating ahead of its main forces; spies are non-combatants operating behind enemy lines.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reconnaissance

    re-kon′i-sans, n. the act of reconnoitring: a survey or examination: the examination of a tract of country with a view to military or engineering operations.—Reconnaissance in force, an attack by a body of troops to discover the strength of the enemy. [Fr.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. reconnaissance

    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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. reconnaissance

    A word adopted from the French, as meaning a military or nautical examination of a place.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Reconnaissance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Reconnaissance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Reconnaissance in a Sentence

  1. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace:

    We are very dependent on American air cover and American intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets. We need to diversify our assets.

  2. Larry Johnson:

    Every country is engaged in spying at this event, and they have their intelligence/surveillance teams come in at least a week in advance, often from different ports of entry, so they are harder to trace, they will be doing every type of surveillance you can imagine, from intercepting cell phone traffic and WiFi to bugging hotel rooms, visual surveillance (photography) and in-person reconnaissance. Johnson said the.

  3. Vago Muradian:

    Iran is looming very, very large after the resumption of its nuclear activities, the Saudi Aramco attack and earlier this summer the shootdown of the (U.S.) RQ-4 reconnaissance drone, all of these elements are coming together to raise tensions and then you have the internal unrest in Iran which I think exacerbates the situation, because you don't know how the leadership is going to react in a moment like that.

  4. Hong Lei Hong:

    We demand that the United States immediately cease this type of close reconnaissance activity to avoid having this sort of incident happening again.

  5. John McCain:

    And I can understand, when it was a very small operation, why it would be done by the intelligence agencies, such as U-2s and other reconnaissance aircraft, for many years. Now it has reached the point where it's an integral part of the conflict.

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