What does reconnaissance mean?

reconnaissance meaning in General Dictionary

the act of reconnoitring (especially to achieve information regarding an adversary or possible opponent)

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  • The work of reconnoitering preliminary evaluation or study
  • The act of reconnoitering; initial examination or study.
  • An examination or review of a region in research to its basic geological character.
  • An examination of an area as to its basic all-natural functions, preparatory to an even more certain survey when it comes to functions of triangulation, or of determining the area of a public work.
  • An examination of a territory, or of an enemy's position, for the true purpose of acquiring information needed for directing army businesses; a preparatory expedition.

reconnaissance meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1810, from French reconnaissance "act of surveying," virtually "recognition," from Old French reconoissance "recognition, acknowledgement" (see recognizance).


reconnaissance - French to English

thankfulness

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  • approval
  • recognition

reconnaissance meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The work of reconnoitering; initial examination or study.

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  • (n.) An examination or study of a spot in mention of the its basic geological character.
  • (n.) An examination of a region concerning its general normal features, preparatory to an even more particular study the reasons of triangulation, or of deciding the place of a public work.
  • (n.) An examination of a territory, or of an enemy's place, for the intended purpose of getting information needed for directing armed forces functions; a preparatory journey.

Sentence Examples with the word reconnaissance

It was not until the light was failing that Napoleon reached the heights of Rossomme opposite to Wellington's position and, by a masterly reconnaissance in force, compelled the duke to disclose the presence of practically the whole Anglo-Dutch army.

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