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.

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. Robert Puentes:

    Eno Center for Transportation is kind of a straw man.

  2. Jayla Sanchez-Warren:

    Transportation is a huge issue that we need to address.

  3. Richard Leakey:

    Ideally, there should be no transportation in a national park.

  4. Ernest Schilliger:

    Transportation costs sometimes outweigh the value of the timber.

  5. Transportation Minister Guillermo Dietrich:

    It's our responsibility to run a sustainable transportation system.

Images & Illustrations of transportation

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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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