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English noun: reconnaissance

1. reconnaissance (act) the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)

SamplesAn exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission.

Synonymsreconnaissance mission

Broader (hypernym)intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operation

Narrower (hyponym)air reconnaissance, electronic reconnaissance, exploratory survey, recce, recco, reccy, reconnaissance by fire, reconnaissance in force, reconnoitering, reconnoitring, scouting, shufti

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