reconnaissance

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re·con·nais·sance

noun \ri-ˈkä-nə-zən(t)s, -sən(t)s\

: military activity in which soldiers, airplanes, etc., are sent to find out information about an enemy

Full Definition of RECONNAISSANCE

:  a preliminary survey to gain information; especially :  an exploratory military survey of enemy territory

Examples of RECONNAISSANCE

  1. There are two helicopters available for reconnaissance.
  2. They did a reconnaissance of the enemy's position.

Origin of RECONNAISSANCE

French, literally, recognition, from Middle French reconoissance, from Old French reconoistre to recognize
First Known Use: 1810

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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