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verb deploy pronunciation in American English /dɪˈplɔɪ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledeploying
past tensedeployed
past participledeployed
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  1. 1
    [transitive] if a government or army deploys soldiers or weapons, it uses them
    Troops have been deployed in the area to counter a possible attack.
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to use something
    He would have to deploy his considerable patience.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if a piece of equipment deploys, it works correctly when you use it
    The driver’s airbag had failed to deploy.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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