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American English: /rəˈkɑnəsəns/
British English: /rɪˈkɒnɪs(ə)ns/

Translation of reconnaissance in Spanish:


uncountable and countable
  • (Military) air/ground reconnaissance
    reconocimiento aéreo/del terreno
    to make a reconnaissance
    hacer un reconocimiento
    (before noun) (mission/patrol)
    de reconocimiento
    Example sentences
    • Ark Royal launched many reconnaissances for gun positions and mines from March 13-17.
    • For the most part it was considered that air forces would be used primarily for scouting and reconnaissance missions, both overland and at sea.
    • It will predominantly feature surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.

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