transportation

transportation trans‧por‧ta‧tion [ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʆn ǁ -spər-] noun [uncountable]
1. TRANSPORT the process or business of moving goods from one place to another by rail, air, ship etc:

• Prices include transportation from London.

2. TRANSPORT TRAVEL a system for carrying passengers or goods from one place to another; = transport Bre:

• Passengers who want information about alternate forms of transportation can call the information helpdesk.

ˌpublic transporˈtation TRAVEL
buses, trains etc that are available for everyone to use; = public transport Bre:

• We want to encourage more citizens to use public transportation.

• The company will manufacture motor coaches for Taiwan's public transportation system.

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transportation UK US /ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən/ noun [U] TRANSPORT
US (UK transport) a system of vehicles, for example buses, trains, and aircraft, for getting from one place to another: »

New legislation does little to solve the state's transportation problems and puts other crucial services at risk.

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The plan provided $850 million for transportation in 2008-09 and $900 million in 2009-10.

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Thanks to diverse forms of transportation and communication, the global economy is now open to trade and investment in a way that was not possible before.

a mode/means/form of transportation »

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles promise to be the cleanest mode of transportation.

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transportation services/systems/networks

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a transportation plan/program/project

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transportation companies/industries

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transportation departments/directors/officials

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transportation costs/funding

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state/regional/local transportation

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free/cheap transportation

the activity of moving goods or gas, oil, etc. from one place to another: the transportation of sth »

Disclosure of the transportation of hazardous waste emerged after documents were leaked.

See also PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION(Cf. ↑public transportation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Transportation — Trans por*ta tion, n. [L. transportatio: cf. F. transportation.] 1. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; carriage from one place to another; removal; conveyance. [1913 Webster] To provide a vessel for their transportation.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transportation — index carriage, removal, transmittal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 transportation …   Law dictionary

  • Transportation — (lat.), überseeische Verschickung verurteilter Verbrecher. Im weitern Sinn also soviel wie Deportation; im engern Sinne des neuern französischen Rechts von dieser wie von der Relegation unterschieden. S. Deportation …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Transportation — (lat.), s.v.w. Deportation …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • transportation — 1530s, act of transporting, noun of action from TRANSPORT (Cf. transport). In the sense of means of conveyance it is first recorded 1853 …   Etymology dictionary

  • transportation — [trans΄pər tā′shən, trans΄pôrtā′shən] n. [Fr < L transportatio] 1. a transporting or being transported 2. ☆ a) a means or system of conveyance b) the work or business of conveying passengers or goods ☆ 3. fare or a ticket for being transported …   English World dictionary

  • transportation — /trans peuhr tay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of transporting. 2. the state of being transported. 3. the means of transport or conveyance. 4. the business of conveying people, goods, etc. 5. price of travel or transport by public conveyance; fare. 6.… …   Universalium

  • transportation — noun (esp. AmE) ⇨ See also ↑transit, ↑transport ADJECTIVE ▪ mass, public ▪ Many destinations can be reached by public transportation. ▪ private ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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