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Meaning & Definition of Transportation in English

English

Transportation

/trænspərteʃən/

noun

1. A facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

    synonym:
  • transportation system
  • ,
  • transportation
  • ,
  • transit

2. The act of moving something from one location to another

    synonym:
  • transportation
  • ,
  • transport
  • ,
  • transfer
  • ,
  • transferral
  • ,
  • conveyance

3. The sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

    synonym:
  • fare
  • ,
  • transportation

4. The united states federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs

  • Created in 1966
    synonym:
  • Department of Transportation
  • ,
  • Transportation
  • ,
  • DoT

5. The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

    synonym:
  • transportation
  • ,
  • shipping
  • ,
  • transport

6. The act of expelling a person from their native land

  • "Men in exile dream of hope"
  • "His deportation to a penal colony"
  • "The expatriation of wealthy farmers"
  • "The sentence was one of transportation for life"
    synonym:
  • exile
  • ,
  • deportation
  • ,
  • expatriation
  • ,
  • transportation

Examples of using

Tom knows how to operate practically any mode of transportation.
Several thousand people were deprived of transportation by the accident.
We were deprived of transportation.