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transportation

Line breaks: trans|por¦ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /transpɔːˈteɪʃ(ə)n
 
, trɑːns-/

Definition of transportation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The action of transporting someone or something or the process of being transported: the era of global mass transportation
More example sentences
  • Could changes in fuel and transportation costs have an impact on your business?
  • Using locally available material minimises transportation costs and helps the local economy.
  • However, the mass transportation of livestock around the country will clearly have to be looked at.
1.1chiefly North American A system or means of transporting people or goods: transportation on the site includes a monorail
More example sentences
  • Officials say the duo were seen photographing transportation systems, such as subways and buses.
  • The result would be a degraded air transportation system that would put a huge dent in economic prosperity.
  • The attacks have put everything from transportation systems to personal information at risk.
2 historical The action or practice of transporting convicts to a penal colony.
Example sentences
  • One area where she made important changes was in the treatment of prisoners sentenced to transportation to the colonies.
  • This agitation ended an unpopular attempt by the British government to renew convict transportation.
  • For a long time in Australia, probably the main industry was the transportation of convicts from the United Kingdom.

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