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Definition of transportation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 (also transport) a system for carrying people or goods from one place to another using vehicles, roads, etc. air/freight/bus transportation the transportation industry The city is providing free transportation to the stadium from downtown. the transportation of heavy loads transportation costs see also public transportation
  2. 2 (also transport) a vehicle or method of travel Applicants must have their own transportation. Transportation to and from the airport is included in the price. His bike is his only means of transportation.
  3. 3(also transport) the activity or business of carrying goods from one place to another using trucks, trains, etc. controls on the transportation of nuclear waste
  4. 4(in the past) the act of sending criminals to a place that is far away as a form of punishment
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: transportation