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public transport

noun [U] uk   UK ( US public transportation) us  
B1 a system of vehicles such as buses and trains that operate at regular times on fixed routes and are used by the public: Greater investment in public transport would keep more cars off the roads.
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in Korean 대중 교통…
in Arabic وَسائل نَقل عامّة…
in Portuguese transporte público…
in Catalan transport públic…
in Japanese (英)公共交通機関…
in Italian trasporto pubblico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公共交通, 大眾運輸…
in Russian общественный транспорт…
in Turkish toplu taşım araçları…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公共交通…
in Polish komunikacja zbiorowa…
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