Definitions for deployment

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•ploydɪˈplɔɪ(v.t.)

  1. to spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line.

    Category: Military

  2. to arrange, place, or move strategically or appropriately:

    to deploy missiles.

    Category: Military

  3. (v.i.)to be or become deployed.

    Category: Military

Origin of deploy:

1470–80; < F déployer=dé-dis -1+ployer to fold; see ploy

de•ploy′ment(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deployment(noun)

    the distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work

Wiktionary

  1. deployment(Noun)

    An arrangement or classification of things.

  2. deployment(Noun)

    An implementation, or putting into use, of something.

  3. deployment(Noun)

    The distribution of military forces prior to battle.

  4. deployment(Noun)

    when used in the context of parachuting: the start of something

  5. Origin: * deploy + -ment

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deployment(noun)

    the act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in order to extend their front

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. deployment

    1. In naval usage, the change from a cruising approach or contact disposition to a disposition for battle. 2. The movement of forces within operational areas. 3. The positioning of forces into a formation for battle. 4. The relocation of forces and materiel to desired operational areas. Deployment encompasses all activities from origin or home station through destination, specifically including intra-continental United States, intertheater, and intratheater movement legs, staging, and holding areas. See also deployment order; deployment planning; prepare to deploy order.

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