What does transportation mean?

Definitions for transportation
ˌtræns pərˈteɪ ʃəntrans·porta·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word transportation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. transportation system, transportation, transit(noun)

    a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

  2. transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyance(noun)

    the act of moving something from one location to another

  3. fare, transportation(noun)

    the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

  4. Department of Transportation, Transportation, DoT(noun)

    the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966

  5. transportation, shipping, transport(noun)

    the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

  6. exile, deportation, expatriation, transportation(noun)

    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"


  1. transportation(Noun)

    The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc.

    We have to get people out of their cars and encourage them to use alternative forms of transportation.

  2. transportation(Noun)

    Deportation to a penal colony.

    Mulligan's sentence was commuted from death to transportation.

  3. transportation(Noun)

    A means of conveyance.

    Nice transportation, dude, but your brake lights are busted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transportation(noun)

    the act of transporting, or the state of being transported; carriage from one place to another; removal; conveyance

  2. Transportation(noun)

    transport; ecstasy


  1. Transportation

    Companies in this industry provide transportation of goods and people over rail, water, air, and road.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Transportation

    The means of moving persons, animals, goods, or materials from one place to another.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. transportation

    The act of transporting, carrying, or conveying from one place to another; as, the transportation of troops, munitions of war, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. transportation

    A structure or system to provide a form of transport.

    Transportation systems around the world function easily and effeciently.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  
  2. transportation

    The act and process of to transport.

    The transportation system works efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

How to pronounce transportation?

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How to say transportation in sign language?

  1. transportation


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transportation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transportation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of transportation in a Sentence

  1. Mayor Craig Sanderson:

    We are working to arrange emergency shelter at the National Park, in buses, and at other locations, we are working with the County Emergency Management team, Arizona Department of Transportation, (Arizona Public Service) and the National Park Service with a priority on clearing roads.

  2. The United:

    Venezuela has truly collapsed already, there is no service in the hospitals. These were the best hospitals in the country. If The United States are in the capital what is it like kilometers inside Venezuela where there hasn't been or there has been very little gasoline with periodic cuts in electricity, without basic goods, with inefficient public transportation ? You can say with all responsibility that Venezuela has already collapsed.

  3. Jordan Davis:

    Mobility and transportation result in hundreds of deaths a year in our city, if we can improve how people get around, we’ll save people’s lives.

  4. Jim Umpleby:

    While sales were down in almost all of our end markets, almost 80 percent of the decline was in oil and gas and transportation.

  5. Tony Dufays:

    If you want to raise economic development, you would need tenfold the amount of transportation that you have today and that can't be provided by private (means).

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  • přepraveníCzech
  • transportDanish
  • Transport, BeförderungGerman
  • μεταφορά, διακίνησηGreek
  • transporteSpanish
  • ترانسپورت, ترابریPersian
  • kuljetus, kulkuneuvo, karkotusFinnish
  • transportation, transportFrench
  • transporteGalician
  • fuvarozás, szállítás, deportálás, közlekedésHungarian
  • transportasi, perhubunganIndonesian
  • 輸送, 島流し, 乗り物, 輸送機関, 流罪, 交通Japanese
  • bee nahatʼíʼíNavajo, Navaho
  • środek transportu, transport, zesłaniePolish
  • transportePortuguese
  • transportare, transportRomanian
  • транспортировка, транспорт, транспортное средство, перевозка, переправка, ссылкаRussian
  • transportSwedish
  • usafiriSwahili
  • nakliyat, nakliye, ulaştırmaTurkish

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