Reconnaissance vs. Reconnoiter

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  • Reconnaissance (noun)

    The act of exploring (especially military or medical) to gain information.

  • Reconnoiter (verb)

    To perform a reconnaissance (of an area; an enemy position); to scout with the aim of acquiring information.

    "Our scout will reconnoiter the path ahead of our troops."

  • Reconnoiter (noun)

    An act or instance of reconnoitering.

    "The pilot reported the findings of his reconnoiter."

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