Definition of Recon

1. Noun. (chiefly US military slang) reconnaissance. ¹



2. Verb. (chiefly US military slang) reconnoiter. ¹

3. Noun. (context: Genetics) The smallest genetic unit that is capable of undergoing recombination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recon

1. to reconnoiter [v -CONNED, -CONNING, -CONS] - See also: reconnoiter

Medical Definition of Recon

1. Unit of genetic recombination, the smallest section of a chromosome that is capable of recombination. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Recon

recomposers
recomposes
recomposing
recomposition
recompositions
recompress
recompressed
recompresses
recompressing
recomputation
recomputations
recompute
recomputed
recomputes
recomputing
recon (current term)
reconaissance
reconceive
reconceived
reconceives
reconceiving
reconcentrate
reconcentrated
reconcentrates
reconcentrating
reconcentration
reconcentrations
reconception
reconceptions
reconceptualisation

Literary usage of Recon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"He is interested in angling, and was in 1891 employed under the late Commissioner MacDonald to make a recon- ..."

2. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"Incognita: or, Love and Duty recon- cil'd. Lond., 1713. 8vo. Sewed, unc., Forman, A., Mar. IS, '20. (198) $15.00. Memoirs of his Life, Writings, and Amours. ..."

3. Reconstruction, Political and Economic, 1865-1877 by William Archibald Dunning (1907)
"Among y the majority there prevailed, of course, the same variety and uncertainty of opinion about recon- *, struction that were prevalent among the people ..."

4. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1906)
"... to this House and to this nation whether a portion of the debt shall not be paid by the confiscated property of the rebels."2 Sumner thought the recon- ..."

5. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1906)
"... to this House and to this nation whether a portion of the debt shall not be paid by the confiscated property of the rebels."z Sumner thought the recon- ..."

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