Meaning of reconnaissance

re•con•nais•sance

Pronunciation: (ri-kon'u-suns, -zuns), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of reconnoitering.
  2. a search made for useful military information in the field, esp. by examining the ground.
  3. a general examination or survey of a region, usually followed by a detailed survey.
  4. an examination or survey of the general geological characteristics of a region.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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