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Meaning of deploy

de•ploy

Pronunciation: (di-ploi'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line.
  2. to arrange in a position of readiness, or to move strategically or appropriately: to deploy a battery of new missiles.
—v.i.
  1. to spread out strategically or in an extended front or line.
  2. to come into a position ready for use: the plane can't land unless the landing gear deploys.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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