intermodal

[in-ter-mohd-l]
adjective Transportation.
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:
1960–65; inter- + modal

intermodalism, noun
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intermodal (ˌɪntəˈməʊdəl)
 
adj
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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Example sentences
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.
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