transportation

[trans-per-tey-shuhn]
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:
1530–40; transport + -ation

nontransportation, noun
pretransportation, noun
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transportation (ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən)
 
n
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.  chiefly (US) a ticket or fare

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Example sentences
The appointment is for the scholar alone, not families, and scholars are
  responsible for their own local transportation.
It is the perennial new idea that will revolutionize transportation.
Please indicate how often, if at all, you use each of the following forms of
  transportation on average.
But it is not going to be smooth sailing into the next space transportation
  system for many shuttle employees.
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