Definition of recon in English:

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North American informal


Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌkän/
Pronunciation: /rəˈkän/
Short for reconnaissance.
Example sentences
  • These methods are necessary to avoid letting enemy forces know they are under surveillance and to protect the small recon teams from larger military units.
  • He conducts an in-depth recon and selection of proposed battery positions.
  • Like the characters of his novel, West served as a member of a five-man recon patrol.


Pronunciation: /rəˈkän/
(recons, reconning, reconned)
short for reconnoiter.
Example sentences
  • It seems they are concerned that their fortification is being, in some way, reconned for further attack.
  • He reconned a pool in York, Pennsylvania, and knew lots of spots in Jersey and New York City for us to skate.
  • In the past few days they had reconned the entire lower portion of the east face.

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Syllabification: re·con

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