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transportation

[trans-per-tey-shuh n] /ˌtræns pərˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of transporting.
2.
the state of being transported.
3.
the means of transport or conveyance.
4.
the business of conveying people, goods, etc.
5.
price of travel or transport by public conveyance; fare.
6.
tickets or permits for transport or travel.
7.
banishment, as of a criminal to a penal colony; deportation.
8.
(initial capital letter). Also called Transportation Department. Informal. the Department of Transportation.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; transport + -ation
Related forms
nontransportation, noun
pretransportation, noun
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  • They were the primary transportation source for the empire, which had a vast mountain road system but no wheels.
  • City planners and citizens alike frequently push for better public transportation.
British Dictionary definitions for transportation

transportation

/ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a means or system of transporting
2.
the act of transporting or the state of being transported
3.
(esp formerly) deportation to a penal colony
4.
(mainly US) a ticket or fare
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Word Origin and History for transportation
n.

1530s, "act of transporting," noun of action from transport (v.). Middle English used verbal noun transporting (early 15c.). In the sense of "means of conveyance" it is first recorded 1853.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for transportation

transportation

noun

An old or decrepit car; an unappealing car: It ain't pretty, but it's transportation (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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