Definition of recon in English:


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Pronunciation: /rɪˈkɒn
North American informal


  • short for reconnaissance.
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    • 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.

verb (recons, reconning, reconned)

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  • short for reconnoitre.
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    • 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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