Pronunciation: (di-ploi'), [key]
1. Mil.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.
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.
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