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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scouting, exploratory survey, reconnoitering, reconnoitringnoun

    exploring in order to gain information

    "scouting in enemy territory is very dangerous"


  1. reconnoitring

    Reconnoitring is the act of exploring, observing, or examining an area in order to gain information and intelligence about it, typically for military purposes. This could include learning about the geographical features, any potential threats, enemy activities, or other factors that might have an impact on future decisions or operations. Reconnoitring can be carried out through a variety of methods, such as physical exploration, aerial surveillance, or using technology such as satellites.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. reconnoitring

    Sailing within gun-shot of an enemy's port to ascertain his strength and capabilities for offence and defence. Also, a rapid examination of coasts and countries, for correcting the defects of many previous maps and charts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reconnoitring in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reconnoitring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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