reconnaissance[ri kän′ə səns, -zəns]
An example of reconnaissance is when the military has a mission to go to an area and survey the enemy positions.
Origin of reconnaissanceFrench earlier reconnoissance: see recognizance
Origin of reconnaissanceFrench, from Old French reconoissance, recognition, from reconoistre, reconoiss-, to recognize; see recognize.
(countable and uncountable, plural reconnaissances)