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transportation

noun [U] uk   /ˌtræn.spɔːˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /-spɚ-/
B2 the movement of people or goods from one place to another: In the past, British convicts could be sentenced to transportation (to Australia).B1 US ( UK transport) a vehicle or system of vehicles, such as buses, trains, etc. for getting from one place to another: In Los Angeles many companies encourage their employees to use alternative means of transportation, rather than the car.
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