recon

[ ri-kon ]
/ rɪˈkɒn /
Informal.

noun

verb (used with or without object), re·conned, re·con·ning.


Nearby words

  1. recommit,
  2. recompense,
  3. recompose,
  4. recomposition,
  5. recompression chamber,
  6. reconcentration,
  7. reconceptualize,
  8. reconcilable,
  9. reconcile,
  10. reconciliate

Origin of recon

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; by shortening

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Word Origin and History for reconning

recon

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for reconning

recon

[ rēkŏn′ ]

n.

The smallest genetic unit capable of recombination.

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