Reconnaissance Definition

rikänəsəns, rikänəzəns
An exploratory survey or examination, as in seeking out information about enemy positions or installations, or as in making a preliminary geologic or engineering survey.
Webster's New World
An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information.
American Heritage

Origin of Reconnaissance

  • French from Old French reconoissance recognition from reconoistre reconoiss- to recognize recognize

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French reconnaissance (“recognition")

    From Wiktionary

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