recon

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈri.kɑːn/ n.
  • IPA(key): /rəˈkɑn/ /riˈkɑn/ v.

Etymology 1Edit

Contracted form of reconnaissance

NounEdit

recon (plural recons)

  1. (chiefly US, military slang) reconnaissance.
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VerbEdit

recon (third-person singular simple present recons, present participle reconning, simple past and past participle reconned)

  1. (chiefly US, military slang) reconnoiter.
SynonymsEdit
  • recce (British, Canadian)

Etymology 2Edit

Contracted form of recombination + -on

NounEdit

recon (plural recons)

  1. (Genetics) The smallest genetic unit that is capable of undergoing recombination.
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Last modified on 10 December 2013, at 19:51