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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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British Dictionary definitions for transportation department

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 department

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for transportation department

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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