[ri-kon-uh-suh ns, -zuh ns] /rɪˈkɒn ə səns, -zəns/
the act of reconnoitering.
Military. a search made for useful military information in the field, especially by examining the ground.
Surveying, Civil Engineering. a general examination or survey of a region, usually followed by a detailed survey.
Geology. an examination or survey of the general geological characteristics of a region.
the act of reconnoitring
the process of obtaining information about the position, activities, resources, etc, of an enemy or potential enemy
a preliminary inspection of an area of land before an engineering survey is made
verb (used with object) 1. to inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy’s strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes. 2. to examine or survey (a region, area, etc.) for engineering, geological, or other purposes. verb (used without object) 3. to make a reconnaissance.
verb (used with or without object), reconnoitred, reconnoitring. Chiefly British. 1. reconnoiter. verb 1. to survey or inspect (an enemy’s position, region of land, etc); make a reconnaissance (of) noun 2. the act or process of reconnoitring; a reconnaissance
verb (used with object) 1. to acquire by force of arms; win in war: to conquer a foreign land. 2. to overcome by force; subdue: to conquer an enemy. 3. to gain, win, or obtain by effort, personal appeal, etc.: conquer the hearts of his audience. 4. to gain a victory over; surmount; master; overcome: […]
noun 1. the act or state of conquering or the state of being conquered; vanquishment. 2. the winning of favor, affection, love, etc.: the conquest of Antony by Cleopatra. 3. a person whose favor, affection, etc., has been won: He’s another one of her conquests. 4. anything acquired by conquering, as a nation, a territory, […]