Pronunciation: (rē"ku-noi'tur, rek"u-), [key]
1. to inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy's strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes.
2. to examine or survey (a region, area, etc.) for engineering, geological, or other purposes.
to make a reconnaissance.
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