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Noun: reconnoitring  ,re-ku'noy-tu-ring
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: reconnoitering)
  1. Exploring in order to gain information
    "reconnoitring in enemy territory is very dangerous";
    - scouting, exploratory survey, reconnoitering [N. Amer]
Verb: reconnoitre  ,ree-ku'noy-tu(r) or ,re-ku'noy-tu(r) [N. Amer], ,re-ku'noy-tu(r) [Brit]
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: reconnoiter)
  1. Explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
    "They were immediately confronted with an order from General Jackson to reconnoitre the British camp"; "He did not thoroughly reconnoitre with his cavalry towards the Dyle";
    - scout, reconnoiter [US], recce

Type of: observe, recon [N. Amer], reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission

Encyclopedia: Reconnoitre