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Meaning of transportation by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From transport +‎ -ation .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /trænspɔːˈteɪʃən/
    • ( US ) IPA: /trænspɔɹˈteɪʃən/


    transportation ( uncountable )

    1. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc .
      We have to get people out of their cars and encourage them to use alternative forms of transportation .
    2. ( historical ) Deportation to a penal colony .
      Mulligan's sentence was commuted from death to transportation .
    3. ( US ) A means of conveyance .
      Nice transportation, dude, but your brake lights are busted .

Explanation of transportation by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of expelling a person from their native land

    2. the sentence was one of transportation for life
    3. the act of moving something from one location to another

    4. the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

    5. a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

    6. the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs

    7. the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

    Definition of transportation by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Transportation n. [L. transportatio: cf. F. transportation.]
      1. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; carriage from one place to another; removal; conveyance.

      To provide a vessel for their transportation. Sir H. Wotton.

      2. Transport; ecstasy. [R.] South.