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trans•por•ta•tion(ˌtr?ns pərˈteɪ ʃən)
In British English, vehicles that you travel in are referred to generally as 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.
American speakers usually use transportation to refer both to vehicles and to the moving of goods or people.
|Noun||1.||transportation - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods|
air transportation system - a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
highway system - a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport
infrastructure, base - the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
public transit - a public transportation system for moving passengers
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
short line - a transportation system that operates over relatively short distances
telferage, telpherage - a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"
|2.||transportation - the act of moving something from one location to another|
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
transshipment - the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment
airlift, lift - transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
connexion, connection - shifting from one form of transportation to another; "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
bringing, delivery - the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
drive - the act of driving a herd of animals overland
carry - the act of carrying something
pickup - the act of taking aboard passengers or freight
lighterage - the transportation of goods on a lighter
relocation, resettlement - the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
teleportation - a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another
|3.||transportation - the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance|
charge - the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
airfare - the fare charged for traveling by airplane
train fare - the fare charged for traveling by train
|4.||Transportation - the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966|
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
FAA, Federal Aviation Agency - an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation
Transportation Security Administration, TSA - an agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel
|5.||transportation - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials|
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
navigation - ship traffic; "the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"
off-line - not on a regular route of a transportation system; "an off-line ticket office"
|6.||transportation - the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"|