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[ri-kon] /rɪˈkɒn/ Informal.
noun
verb (used with or without object), reconned, reconning.
Origin of recon
1915-1920
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20; by shortening
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military slang shortening; 1918 for reconnaissance (n.); 1966 for reconnoitre (v.).

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recon in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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recon

noun

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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