Meaning of “reconnaissance” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “reconnaissance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reconnaissance" in American English

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reconnaissancenoun [ U ]

us /rɪˈkɑn·ə·səns, -zəns/

the process of obtaining information about enemy forces or positions by sending out small groups of soldiers or by using aircraft:

Aerial reconnaissance showed the location of the enemy’s tanks.

(Definition of “reconnaissance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)