Definition of Transportation

1. Noun. A facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods.

2. Noun. The act of moving something from one location to another.

3. Noun. The sum charged for riding in a public conveyance.
Exact synonyms: Fare
Generic synonyms: Charge
Specialized synonyms: Airfare, Bus Fare, Carfare, Cab Fare, Taxi Fare, Train Fare

4. Noun. The United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966.

5. Noun. The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials.

6. Noun. The act of expelling a person from their native land. "The sentence was one of transportation for life"
Exact synonyms: Deportation, Exile, Expatriation
Generic synonyms: Banishment, Proscription
Specialized synonyms: Babylonian Captivity
Derivative terms: Deport, Exile, Expatriate

Definition of Transportation

1. n. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; carriage from one place to another; removal; conveyance.

Definition of Transportation

1. Noun. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc. ¹

2. Noun. (historical) Deportation to a penal colony. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A means of conveyance. ¹

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Definition of Transportation

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Medical Definition of Transportation

1. The means of moving persons, animals, goods, or materials from one place to another. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transportation

transport medium
transport number
transport protein
transport ship
transport stage
transport tetany
transport vesicle
transport vesicles
transportation (current term)
transportation company
transportation of patients
transportation system
transporter bridge
transporter bridges

Literary usage of Transportation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Iowa Highway Commission (1915)
"Items of Expense 1913 April, transportation $32.47, hotel and meals $15.80 ... $4.20; May, transportation $77.20, hotel and meals $43.65, sleeping ear $3.00 ..."

2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"transportation tax rulings issued. Internal revenue bureau regulations out. ... transportation tax. Supersedes articles 13 and 15 of Regulations no. 49. ..."

3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1901)
"Resolutions Demanding Improved transportation.—MR. ... has unanimously convinced us that an irregular and inadequate transportation service is responsible ..."

4. Annual Report by Ontario Dept. of Highways, Ontario Dept. of Agriculture and Food, Ontario Dept. of Public Works (1899)
"transportation is One of the most important problems occupying the minds of engineers to-day, a*<I ^o field offers more reliable and remunerati ..."

5. Workers of the Nation: An Encyclopedia of the Occupations of the American by Gilson Willets (1903)
"The dying nations are those with little or no transportation facilities. ... world their indorsement of the idea that modern transportation facilities form ..."

6. Zimmermann on Ocean Shipping by Erich Walter Zimmermann (1921)
"CHAPTER I THE NATURE OF OCEAN transportation Early history.—"Navigare necesse"—navigate we must —was a Roman slogan which reveals the early significance of ..."

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