public transportation

Definition of public transportation

chiefly US

  1. :  a system of trains, buses, etc., that is paid for or run by the government

Word by Word Definitions

publicplay
  1. :  exposed to general view :  open

    :  well-known, prominent

    :  perceptible, material

  1. :  the people as a whole :  populace

    :  a group of people having common interests or characteristics

    :  the group at which a particular activity or enterprise aims

transportationplay
  1. :  an act, process, or instance of transporting or being transported

    :  banishment to a penal colony

    :  means of conveyance or travel from one place to another


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