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Noun: transportation  ,tran(t)s-pu(r)'tey-shun or ,tranz,por'tey-shun
  1. A facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    - transportation system, transit
  2. The act of moving something from one location to another
    - transport, transfer, transferral, conveyance
  3. The sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
    - fare
  4. The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
    - shipping, transport
  5. The act of expelling a person from their native land
    "the sentence was one of transportation for life";
    - exile, deportation, expatriation
Noun: Transportation
  1. The United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    - Department of Transportation, DoT

Derived forms: transportations

Type of: banishment, business, business enterprise, charge, commercial enterprise, executive department, facility, installation, movement, proscription

Part of: base, commerce, commercialism, infrastructure, mercantilism

Encyclopedia: Transportation