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EtymologyEdit

From French reconnoître (obsolete spelling of reconnaître), from Latin recognoscere (to recognize). Contrarily, there is also an obsolete 19th-century British English spelling reconnaitre (now reconnoitre).

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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛkəˈnɔɪtə/, [ˌɹʷɛkəˈnɔɪ̯tʰə]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛkəˈnɔɪtɚ/, [ˌɹˠɛkəˈnɔɪ̯ɾɚ]
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reconnoiter (third-person singular simple present reconnoiters, present participle reconnoitering, simple past and past participle reconnoitered)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, military) To perform a reconnaissance (of an area; an enemy position); to scout with the aim of acquiring information.
    Our scout will reconnoiter the path ahead of our troops.

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reconnoiter (plural reconnoiters)

  1. An act or instance of reconnoitering.
    The pilot reported the findings of his reconnoiter.

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