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[ree-di-ploi] /ˌri dɪˈplɔɪ/
verb (used with object)
to transfer (a unit, a person, supplies, etc.) from one theater of operations to another.
to move or allocate to a different position, use, function, or the like; reassign.
verb (used without object)
to execute a redeployment.
1940-45; re- + deploy
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redeployment, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for redeployment
  • They are therefore good at capturing the one-off gains that might arrive from a redeployment of the economy's resources.
  • It shows that our much vaunted linguistic skills are more the result of genetic redeployment than out-and-out innovation.
  • Withdraw combat brigades at the pace of one to two per month and complete redeployment within sixteen months.
  • Cash redeployment remains a key priority and various alternatives are being evaluated.
  • Examples include staff redeployment, reorganization, or organizational restructuring.
  • Transfers are not permitted in the face of redeployment lists, agency reduction transfer lists or preferred lists.
  • Organizational interventions such as redeployment of staff or reorganization.
  • For this reason, our offer of redeployment is time-limited.
British Dictionary definitions for redeployment


to assign new positions or tasks to (labour, troops, etc)
Derived Forms
redeployment, noun
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Word Origin and History for redeployment

1945, from re- + deployment.



1945, in reference to U.S. troops shifting from Europe to Asia after the fall of Berlin, from re- + deploy. Related: Redeployed; redeploying.

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