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recon

[ri-kon]Informal.
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noun
  1. reconnaissance.
verb (used with or without object), re·conned, re·con·ning.
  1. reconnoiter.

Origin of recon

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; by shortening
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Word Origin and History for recon

military slang shortening; 1918 for reconnaissance (n.); 1966 for reconnoitre (v.).

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recon in Medicine

recon

([object Object])
n.
  1. The smallest genetic unit capable of recombination.
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