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transport

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈtrænspɔːt/ ( US also transportation) TRANSPORT
a system of vehicles, for example buses, trains, and aircraft, for getting from one place to another: Future economic growth may be damaged by the failure of the Treasury to invest in the UK's transport infrastructure. Improved transport links for rural communities are part of the Party's latest manifesto. Effective passenger transport systems are essential for European economies. People are being encouraged to try local transport for short journeys. road/rail/air transport transport systems/services/networks a transport group/company/business the transport sector/industry the transport department/minister/secretarya form/means/mode of transport In recent years, there has been an enormous increase in air traffic and other forms of transport.cheap/free transport Thanks to cheaper transport, prices across the world have converged.
a vehicle for a person or group of people to use for a particular journey: Guests will need their own transport to get to the convention center.arrange/provide transport You will have to arrange your own transport to the airport.
the activity of moving goods or gas, oil, etc. from one place to another: the transport of sth Security measures surrounding the transport of export-bound oil have been heightened in the wake of the recent disaster.
→ See also public transport, surface transport
(Definition of transport noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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