transportation

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noun trans·por·ta·tion \ˌtran(t)s-pər-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of transportation

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

  2. 2a :  means of conveyance or travel from one place to anotherb :  public conveyance of passengers or goods especially as a commercial enterprise

  3. 3 :  banishment to a penal colony

transportational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of transportation in a Sentence

  1. the transportation of troops overseas

  2. She arranged for the transportation of her furniture to her new apartment.

  3. He was the U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President Reagan.

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First Known Use of transportation

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Other Transportation Terms



TRANSPORTATION Defined for English Language Learners

transportation

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noun trans·por·ta·tion \ˌtran(t)s-pər-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of transportation for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of moving people or things from one place to another

  • : a way of traveling from one place to another place

  • : a system for moving passengers or goods from one place to another


TRANSPORTATION Defined for Kids

transportation

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noun trans·por·ta·tion \ˌtrans-pər-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of transportation for Students

  1. 1 :  an act, instance, or means of carrying people or goods from one place to another or of being carried from one place to another

  2. 2 :  public carrying of passengers or goods especially as a business



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