reconnaissance
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹɪˈkɒnəsəns/
Noun

reconnaissance

  1. The act of scouting or exploring (especially military or medical) to gain information.
    • 1973, Arthur C. Clarke, Rendezvous with Rama
      The third member, Sergeant Pieter Rousseau, had been with the back-up teams at the Hub; he was an expert on space reconnaissance instrumentation, but on this trip he would have to depend on his own eyes and a small portable telescope.
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