Reconnaissance



or reconnoissance
[ri-kon-uh-suh ns, -zuh ns] /rɪˈkɒn ə səns, -zəns/
noun
1.
the act of reconnoitering.
2.
Military. a search made for useful military information in the field, especially by examining the ground.
3.
Surveying, Civil Engineering. a general examination or survey of a region, usually followed by a detailed survey.
4.
Geology. an examination or survey of the general geological characteristics of a region.
reconnaissance
/rɪˈkɒnɪsəns/
noun
1.
the act of reconnoitring
2.
the process of obtaining information about the position, activities, resources, etc, of an enemy or potential enemy
3.
a preliminary inspection of an area of land before an engineering survey is made

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