reconnaissance love

Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An examination or survey of a region in reference to its general geological character.
  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

French, from Old French reconoissance, recognition, from reconoistre, reconoiss-, to recognize; see recognize.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French reconnaissance ("recognition") (Wiktionary)

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.

    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

  • "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

  • The low flying O-1E Bird Dog was a prime target of Vietnamese troops because it was used in reconnaissance missions to target areas for other aircraft and ground troops.

    Conlon, John F. III

  • It was one of the aerial photographs presumably taken by covert reconnaissance from the Chinese side and the two aircraft were standing in dispersal bays some distance from the hangars.

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • The shells are thrown over the trees, the range being calculated by a daily reconnaissance sent to observe the effect of the bombardment; but this reconnaissance is not always successful, for the woods are often filled by Confederate scouts, on which occasions a free fight takes place, knocking everything else on the head.

    The Civil War In America

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