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1. a means or system of transporting
2. the act of transporting or the state of being transported
3. (Historical Terms) (esp formerly) deportation to a penal colony
4. US a ticket or fare
trans•por•ta•tion (ˌtræns pərˈteɪ ʃən)
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. fare or tickets for transport or travel.
6. banishment, as of a criminal to a penal colony; deportation.
transport – transportation
In British English, vehicles that you travel in are referred to generally as transport.
It's easier to travel if you have your own transport.
You can get to the museum by public transport.
Transport is an uncountable noun. Don't refer to a single vehicle as 'a transport'.
British speakers also use transport to refer to the moving of goods or people from one place to another.
The goods were ready for transport and distribution.
High transport costs make foreign goods too expensive.
American speakers usually use transportation to refer both to vehicles and to the moving of goods or people.
Do you two children have transportation home?
Long-distance transportation will increase the price of the product.
Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
transportation [ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən] N
2. (Hist) [of criminal] → deportación f
transportation [ˌtrænspɔːrˈteɪʃən] n
(= means of transport) → moyen m de transport
Department of Transportation (US) → ministère m des Transports
(= movement) → transport m
transportation → نَقْل doprava transport Transport μεταφορά transporte liikenne transport prijevoz trasporto 輸送 운송 transport transport transport transporte транспорт transport การขนส่ง taşıma phương tiện giao thông 交通
transportation [ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃ/ən] n
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