|—n , pl buses, busses|
|1.||More formal name: omnibus, Sometimes called: motorbus a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers between stopping places along a regular route|
|2.||short for trolleybus|
|3.||(modifier) of or relating to a bus or buses: a bus driver; a bus station|
|4.||informal a car or aircraft, esp one that is old and shaky|
|5.||electronics, computing short for busbar|
|6.||the part of a MIRV missile payload containing the re-entry vehicles and guidance and thrust devices|
|7.||astronautics a platform in a space vehicle used for various experiments and processes|
|8.||miss the bus to miss an opportunity; be too late|
|—vb , buses, busses, buses, busing, bused, busses, bussing, bussed|
|9.||to travel or transport by bus|
|10.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) to transport (children) by bus from one area to a school in another in order to create racially integrated classes|
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The movement of students from one neighborhood to a school in another neighborhood, usually by bus and usually to break down de facto segregation of public schools.
Note: A Supreme Court decision in 1971 ruling that busing was an appropriate means of achieving integrated schools (see integration) was received with widespread, sometimes violent, resistance, particularly among whites into whose neighborhoods and schools black children were to be bused. In 1991, the Court ruled that school districts could end busing if they had done everything “practicable” to eliminate the traces of past discrimination.