reconnaissance

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French reconnaissance (recognition)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈkɒnəsəns/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

reconnaissance (countable and uncountable, plural reconnaissances)

  1. The act of scouting or exploring (especially military or medical) to gain information.
    • 1973, Arthur C. Clarke, Rendezvous with Rama
      The third member, Sergeant Pieter Rousseau, had been with the back-up teams at the Hub; he was an expert on space reconnaissance instrumentation, but on this trip he would have to depend on his own eyes and a small portable telescope.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

reconnaiss- (stem of reconnaître) + -ance

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.kɔ.nɛ.sɑ̃s/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: reconnaissances
  • Hyphenation: re‧co‧nnai‧ssance

Noun[edit]

reconnaissance f (plural reconnaissances)

  1. reconnaissance
  2. recognition

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