transportation - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “transportation”

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of transportation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “transportation” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More