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[ri-kon] /rɪˈkɒn/ Informal.
verb (used with or without object), reconned, reconning.
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An Americanism dating back to 1915-20; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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military slang shortening; 1918 for reconnaissance (n.); 1966 for reconnoitre (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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recon in Medicine

recon re·con (rē'kŏn')
The smallest genetic unit capable of recombination.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Reconnaissance: orders for recon only (1966+ Military)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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