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intermodal

[in-ter-mohd-l] /ˌɪn tərˈmoʊd l/
adjective, Transportation
1.
pertaining to or suitable for transportation involving more than one form of carrier, as truck and rail, or truck, ship, and rail.
Also, multimodal.
Compare bimodal (def 2).
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; inter- + modal
Related forms
intermodalism, noun
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Examples for intermodal
  • The intermodal container has delivered a cornucopia of products to every corner of the globe.
  • It's time to build a better one, with intermodal terminals as part of a wider network.
  • intermodal combines the door-to- door convenience of trucks with the long-haul economy of railroads.
British Dictionary definitions for intermodal

intermodal

/ˌɪntəˈməʊdəl/
adjective
1.
(of a transport system) using different modes of conveyance in conjunction, such as ships, aircraft, road vehicles, etc
2.
(of a container) able to be carried by different modes of conveyance without being unpacked
3.
(psychol) denoting an interaction between different senses
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