transportation

  • 1 transportation — trans‧por‧ta‧tion [ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʆn ǁ spər ] noun [uncountable] 1. TRANSPORT the process or business of moving goods from one place to another by rail, air, ship etc: • Prices include transportation from London. 2. TRANSPORT …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 transportation — [ trɑ̃spɔrtasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • av. 1778; h. 1519; lat. transportatio « émigration » 1 ♦ Vx Déportation, exil forcé (d un peuple, d un groupe). 2 ♦ Dr. Institution par laquelle les condamnés aux travaux forcés étaient transportés dans une colonie pour …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Transportation — Trans por*ta tion, n. [L. transportatio: cf. F. transportation.] 1. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; carriage from one place to another; removal; conveyance. [1913 Webster] To provide a vessel for their transportation.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 transportation — index carriage, removal, transmittal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 transportation …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 Transportation — (lat.), überseeische Verschickung verurteilter Verbrecher. Im weitern Sinn also soviel wie Deportation; im engern Sinne des neuern französischen Rechts von dieser wie von der Relegation unterschieden. S. Deportation …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 Transportation — (lat.), s.v.w. Deportation …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 transportation — 1530s, act of transporting, noun of action from TRANSPORT (Cf. transport). In the sense of means of conveyance it is first recorded 1853 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 transportation — [trans΄pər tā′shən, trans΄pôrtā′shən] n. [Fr < L transportatio] 1. a transporting or being transported 2. ☆ a) a means or system of conveyance b) the work or business of conveying passengers or goods ☆ 3. fare or a ticket for being transported …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 transportation — /trans peuhr tay sheuhn/, n. 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. price of travel or transport by public conveyance; fare. 6.… …

    Universalium

  • 10 transportation — noun (esp. AmE) ⇨ See also ↑transit, ↑transport ADJECTIVE ▪ mass, public ▪ Many destinations can be reached by public transportation. ▪ private ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 transportation — n. (esp. AE; BE usu. has transport) 1) to provide transportation 2) air; bus; ground, surface; mass, public transportation 3) transportation from; to (to provide transportation from the city to the airport) * * * [ˌtrænspɔː teɪʃ(ə)n] bus ground… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 transportation — [[t]træ̱nspɔː(r)te͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Transportation refers to any type of vehicle that you can travel in or carry goods in. [mainly AM] The company will provide transportation. Syn: transport (in BRIT, usually use transport) 2) N UNCOUNT… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 Transportation —    Commercial and military needs triggered the development of modern transportation networks in the Austrian lands of the Habsburg Empire. By the beginning of the 18th century, the dynasty’s ministers knew well that overseas trade had enriched… …

    Historical dictionary of Austria

  • 14 transportation — trans|por|ta|tion [ ,trænspər teıʃn ] noun uncount ** 1. ) the activity of moving people or things from one place to another, or the system used for doing this: rising transportation costs transportation of: He was convicted of the possession and …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 Transportation —    Given Russia’s vast size and harsh climate, the country’s transportation system is integral to the country’s economic development and settlement patterns. Shaped both by tsarist and Soviet political considerations, the Russian Federation’s… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • 16 transportation */ — UK [ˌtrænspɔː(r)ˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌtrænspərˈteɪʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] 1) the activity of moving people or things from one place to another, or the system used for doing this rising transportation costs transportation of: He was convicted of the …

    English dictionary

  • 17 transportation — trans|por|ta|tion W3S3 [ˌtrænspo:ˈteıʃən US spər ] n [U] 1.) AmE a system or method for carrying passengers or goods from one place to another British Equivalent: transport ▪ The city needs to improve its public transportation (=buses, trains… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 transportation — (tran spor ta sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de transporter, d un pays en un autre, un homme, une tribu, un peuple. •   L auteur en compte quatorze [générations] de David à la transportation en Babylonie, et quatorze encore… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 transportation — transport, transportation Transport is used both for the conveying of passengers and goods and for the vehicles used in this. Transportation, which is primarily an American word, is also used in BrE in the first of these meanings: • Its chief… …

    Modern English usage

  • 20 TRANSPORTATION — n. f. Action de transporter outre mer certains condamnés. En France, les condamnés aux travaux forcés sont soumis à la transportation. La transportation n’est pas une peine infamante et elle diffère en cela de la déportation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)


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