Definition of transportation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrænspɔːrˈteɪʃn//
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  1. 1  (especially North American English) = transport the transportation industry public transportation (= the system of buses, trains, etc. provided for people to travel from one place to another) The city is providing free transportation to the stadium from downtown. the transportation of heavy loads transportation costs
  2. 2(in the past) the act of sending criminals to a place that is far away as a form of punishment
  3. Extra examples Do you have access to transportation? Many destinations can be reached by public transportation. The neighborhood offers easy access to public transportation. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. We provide transportation to and from school. You can take public transportation to the office. a federal transportation bill The city provided free transportation to the stadium. The storm disrupted transportation and wrecked homes. The strike brought the transportation system to a halt.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transportation