What does transportation mean?

Definitions for transportation
ˌtræns pərˈteɪ ʃəntrans·porta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transportation system, transportation, transitnoun

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

  2. transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyancenoun

    the act of moving something from one location to another

  3. fare, transportationnoun

    the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

  4. Department of Transportation, Transportation, DoTnoun

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

  5. transportation, shipping, transportnoun

    the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

  6. exile, deportation, expatriation, transportationnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. transportationnoun

    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. transportationnoun

    Deportation to a penal colony.

    Mulligan's sentence was commuted from death to transportation.

  3. transportationnoun

    A means of conveyance.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Transportationnoun

    Etymology: from transport.

    Sir Francis Cottington and Mr. Endymion Porter had been sent before to provide a vessel for their transportation. Henry Wotton, Life of Buckingham.

    Some were not so solicitous to provide against the plague, as to know whether we had it from the malignity of our own air, or by transportation. Dryden.

    All pleasures that affect the body must needs weary, because they transport, and all transportation is a violence; and no violence can be lasting but determines upon the falling of the spirits. South.

Wikipedia

  1. transportation

    Transport (in British English), or transportation (in American English), is the intentional movement of humans, animals, and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, land (rail and road), water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations. Transport enables human trade, which is essential for the development of civilizations. Transport infrastructure consists of both fixed installations, including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals, and pipelines, and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations), and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance. Means of transport are any of the different kinds of transport facilities used to carry people or cargo. They may include vehicles, riding animals, and pack animals. Vehicles may include wagons, automobiles, bicycles, buses, trains, trucks, helicopters, watercraft, spacecraft, and aircraft.

ChatGPT

  1. transportation

    Transportation refers to the movement of people, animals, goods or products from one location to another through various modes such as vehicles, bicycles, airplanes, trains, ships, trucks, or on foot. It plays a crucial role in commerce and daily life, enabling trade, travel, and other essential activities. The transportation sector includes infrastructure, vehicles, operations, and regulations associated with this movement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transportationnoun

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

  2. Transportationnoun

    transport; ecstasy

Wikidata

  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  

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Numerology

  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. Svein Moxnes Harfjeld:

    One would need a contango in the oil market to justify floating storage. Given the current developments in the oil market this cannot be ruled out, continued oil demand and longer transportation distances combined with no fleet growth should support our expectations for 2015 on average to be better than 2014.

  2. Jamie Davis:

    Currently, the main focus is assisting with transportation support and vehicles, no federal assets have been requested at this point.

  3. Jerry Bruckheimer:

    We are in the transportation business. We transport audiences from one place to another.

  4. Joseph Palma:

    I can't even go it to the food banks because I have no car. Every time I'd go looking for a job, I'll have to walk so many miles, sometimes I can't even use public transportation. I need the money. I need every penny I can save.

  5. James Garrow:

    The transportation of the bodies in that manner is a breach of protocol, the Medical Examiner Office regularly works with hospitals throughout Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia to ensure that bodies are treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

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