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transportation

noun [U]
 
 
/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 plan provided $850 million for transportation in 2008-09 and $900 million in 2009-10. Thanks to diverse forms of transportation and communication, the global economy 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 cleanest mode 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 moving goods or gas, oil, etc. from one place to another: the transportation of sth Disclosure of the transportation of hazardous waste emerged after documents were leaked.
→  See also public transportation
(Definition of transportation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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