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"transportation" in British English

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transportationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌtræn.spɔːˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /-spɚ-/
B2 the ​movement of ​people or ​goods from one ​place to another: the ​safe transportation of used ​nuclearfuel In the past, British ​convicts could be ​sentenced to transportation (toAustralia).B1 US (UK transport) a ​vehicle or ​system of ​vehicles, such as ​buses, ​trains, etc. for getting from one ​place to another: Bicycles are a ​cheap and ​efficient form/​means of transportation.

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(Definition of transportation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transportation" in Business English

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transportationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən/ TRANSPORT
US (UK transport) a ​system of ​vehicles, for ​example buses, ​trains, and ​aircraft, for getting from one ​place to another: New ​legislation does little to solve the state's transportation problems and puts other crucial ​services at ​risk. The ​planprovided $850 million for transportation in 2008-09 and $900 million in 2009-10. Thanks to diverse ​forms of transportation and ​communication, the ​globaleconomy is now ​open to ​trade and ​investment in a way that was not possible before.a mode/means/form of transportation Hydrogen fuel-cell ​vehicles promise to be the ​cleanestmode of transportation. transportation ​services/​systems/​networks a transportation ​plan/​program/​project transportation ​companies/​industries transportation ​departments/​directors/​officials transportation ​costs/​funding state/​regional/​local transportation free/​cheap transportation
the ​activity of ​movinggoods or ​gas, ​oil, etc. from one ​place to another: the transportation of sth Disclosure of the transportation of ​hazardouswasteemerged after ​documents were ​leaked.
(Definition of transportation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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