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Definition 1: the act of moving something from one location to another - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for transportation in the sense of this definition

(transportation is a kind of ...) the act of changing the location of something

"the movement of cargo onto the vessel"

(... is a kind of transportation ) the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)

(... is a kind of transportation ) the transportation of goods on a lighter

(... is a kind of transportation ) the act of carrying something

(... is a kind of transportation ) the act of driving a herd of animals overland

(... is a kind of transportation ) the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

"his reluctant delivery of bad news"

(... is a kind of transportation ) shifting from one form of transportation to another

"the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"

(... is a kind of transportation ) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

(... is a kind of transportation ) the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment

(... is a kind of transportation ) a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another

(transportation is a part of ...) the act of taking aboard passengers or freight

Definition 2: the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for transportation in the sense of this definition

(transportation is a kind of ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(... is a kind of transportation ) transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates

(... is a kind of transportation ) transportation by air

(... is a kind of transportation ) ship traffic

"the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"

(... is a kind of transportation ) the activity of transporting goods by truck

(... is a kind of transportation ) transport by boat or aircraft

(... is a kind of transportation ) rapid transport of goods

(... is part of transportation) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

(transportation is the domain which ... is member of) on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system

"on-line industries"

(transportation is the domain which ... is member of) not on a regular route of a transportation system

"an off-line ticket office"

Definition 3: the act of expelling a person from their native land - [noun denoting act]

Samples where transportation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for transportation in the sense of this definition

(transportation is a kind of ...) rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone

(... is an instance of transportation) the deportation of the Jews to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC

Definition 4: a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for transportation in the sense of this definition

(transportation is a kind of ...) a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

"the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

(... is a kind of transportation ) a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air

(... is a kind of transportation ) a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport

(... is a kind of transportation ) a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity

(... is a kind of transportation ) a transportation system that operates over relatively short distances

(... is a kind of transportation ) a public transportation system for moving passengers

(transportation is a part of ...) a place where planes take off and land

(transportation is a part of ...) station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

(transportation is a part of ...) conveyance for passengers or mail or freight

(transportation is a part of ...) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

(transportation is a part of ...) a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

(transportation is a part of ...) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

"he said he was looking for the way out"

(... is part of transportation) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

"the industrial base of Japan"

Definition 5: the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966 - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for transportation in the sense of this definition

(transportation is a kind of ...) a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States

(transportation is a part of ...) an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation

(transportation is a part of ...) an agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel

(transportation is a part of ...) an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce

Definition 6: the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for transportation in the sense of this definition

(transportation is a kind of ...) the price charged for some article or service

"the admission charge"

(... is a kind of transportation ) the fare charged for traveling by airplane

(... is a kind of transportation ) the fare charged for riding a bus or streetcar

(... is a kind of transportation ) the fare charged for riding in a taxicab

(... is a kind of transportation ) the fare charged for traveling by train

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