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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for reconned


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

reconned in Medicine


  1. The smallest genetic unit capable of recombination.
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