Re`con*join"(r?`k?n*join"), v. t. To join or conjoin anew. Boyle.
Re*con"nois*sance} (r?-k?n"n?s-s?ns), n. [F. See Recognizance.] The act of reconnoitering; preliminary examination or survey. Specifically: (a) (Geol.) An examination or survey of a region in reference to its general geological character. (b) (Engin.) An examination of a region as to its general natural features, preparatory to a more particular survey for the purposes of triangulation, or of determining the location of a public work. (c) (Mil.) An examination of a territory, or of an enemy's position, for the purpose of obtaining information necessary for directing military operations; a preparatory expedition.
Reconnoissance in force
(Mil.), a demonstration or attack by a large force of troops for the purpose of discovering the position and strength of an enemy.
Rec`on*noi"tre} (r?k`?n*noi"t?r), v. t. [F. reconnoitre, a former spelling of reconnatre. See Recognize.] 1. To examine with the eye to make a preliminary examination or survey of; esp., to survey with a view to military or engineering operations.
2. To recognize.
Sir H. Walpole.
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