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reconnaissance

美国发音:[rɪ'kɑnɪsəns]
英国发音:[rɪ'kɒnɪs(ə)ns]

[n]
英语解释:the exploration or examination of an area to gather information, especially about the strength and positioning of enemy forces
常见翻译:侦察,搜索

surveying enemy positions for information.
A reconnaissance is the act of conducting a survey of enemy positions and movements for military purposes. Soldiers, planes, etc., are used for conducting reconnaissance. This is done for finding out about the enemy strength, their movements, etc. A reconnaissance plane is a plane used for this purpose. A reconnaissance mission is the duty of getting information about the enemy capabilities, movements, etc.