Recon meaning

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Recon is a shortened form of the military term reconnaissance which is defined as the exploration of an area to gain information.

An example of recon is a visit across enemy lines to scope out the enemy positions.

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Reconnaissance.
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(chiefly US, military slang) Reconnaissance.
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(Genetics) The smallest genetic unit that is capable of undergoing recombination.
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The smallest section of DNA that can be recombined.
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(chiefly US, military slang) Reconnoiter.
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Origin of recon