reconnaissance love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or operation of reconnoitering; preliminary examination or survey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Geol.) An examination or survey of a region in reference to its general geological character.
  • noun (Engin.) An examination of a region as to its general natural features, preparatory to a more particular survey for the purposes of triangulation, or of determining the location of a public work.
  • noun (Mil.) An examination of a territory, or of an enemy's position, for the purpose of obtaining information necessary for directing military operations; a preparatory expedition.
  • noun (Mil.) a demonstration or attack by a large force of troops for the purpose of discovering the position and strength of an enemy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of scouting or exploring (especially military or medical) to gain information.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French reconoissance, recognition, from reconoistre, reconoiss-, to recognize; see recognize.]

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Borrowing from French reconnaissance ("recognition")

Examples

  • We just got - we just got what we call a reconnaissance plane.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2008

  • In the September Campaign of 1939, he flew several sorties in reconnaissance flights as Air Gunner.

    The Polish Airman — Update « Mudpuddle

  • In the September Campaign of 1939, he flew several sorties in reconnaissance flights as Air Gunner.

    2010 February 18 « Mudpuddle

  • When his team went to Vietnam, their duties included working with ex-Vietcong, known as “chu-hoi,” in reconnaissance and infiltration

    MIKE MEEKS

  • The miniature aircraft could be fitted with cameras and heat-seeking equipment, allowing police to carry out aerial reconnaissance from a control room.

    Surveillance Britain

  • In the September Campaign of 1939, he flew several sorties in reconnaissance flights as Air Gunner.

    2010 February « Mudpuddle

  • "Armed reconnaissance" is another way of saying the drone has a Hellfire missile attached to it in case it spies an irresistable target.

    Motherfuck Billboard And The Editor, Here Comes The Predator | ATTACKERMAN

  • (Have fun!) I hope none of you gentlemen so foolish as to think that aeroplanes will be usefully employed for reconnaissance from the air.

    A Remarkably Ignorant Posting from a Former NASA History Writer - NASA Watch

  • Of course the Russians are entitled to test their own reconnaissance capabilities but if that reconnaissance is directed at testing our readiness, our procedures, our communications and our response times, are we not entitled to ask why that should be so?

    Archive 2007-09-09

  • Of course the Russians are entitled to test their own reconnaissance capabilities but if that reconnaissance is directed at testing our readiness, our procedures, our communications and our response times, are we not entitled to ask why that should be so?

    Russia tests Offensive Capabilities

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