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  1. reconnaissance.
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verb (used with or without object), re·conned, re·con·ning.
  1. reconnoiter.
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Origin of recon

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; by shortening
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Related Words for recon

exploration, surveillance, examine, discover, snoop, scrutinize, search, scan, review, probe, scrutiny, investigation, survey, case, sleuth, notice, glimpse, scout, trail, watch

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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


  1. The smallest genetic unit capable of recombination.
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