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Noun: reconnoitering  ,ree-ku'noy-tu-ring or ,re-ku'noy-tu-ring
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: reconnoitring)
  1. Exploring in order to gain information
    "reconnoitering in enemy territory is very dangerous";
    - scouting, exploratory survey, reconnoitring [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: reconnoiter  ,ree-ku'noy-tur or ,re-ku'noy-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: reconnoitre)
  1. Explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
    "They were immediately confronted with an order from General Jackson to reconnoiter the British camp";
    - scout, reconnoitre [Brit, Cdn], recce [informal]

Derived forms: reconnoiterings

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

Encyclopedia: Reconnoitering