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    a parachute is deployed

    Air resistance, the principle that makes parachutes work, can be observed in a simple experiment. ...The heavy cup, since it easily parts the air molecules in its path, falls to the ground quickly, while the sheet of paper....Likewise, when a parachute is deployed, its fall is slowed by the air molecules in its path.

    What does this "deployed" mean? "used" or "lay out"?

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    Re: a parachute is deployed

    If a parachute is laid out, it is not going to be much use to the falling wearer.

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    Re: a parachute is deployed

    In this context, 'deployed' is a synonym for 'opened'.

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