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TRANSPORTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Transportation mean? 

TRANSPORTATION (noun)
  The noun TRANSPORTATION has 6 senses:

1. a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
2. the act of moving something from one location to another
3. the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
4. the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
5. the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
6. the act of expelling a person from their native land

  Familiarity information: TRANSPORTATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSPORTATION (noun)


Sense 1transportation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

transportation; transportation system; transit

Hypernyms ("transportation" is a kind of...):

facility; installation (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry)

Meronyms (parts of "transportation"):

way (any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another)

depot; terminal; terminus (station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods)

public transport (conveyance for passengers or mail or freight)

line (a commercial organization serving as a common carrier)

bridge; span (a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.)

airfield; field; flying field; landing field (a place where planes take off and land)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transportation"):

telferage; telpherage (a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity)

short line (a transportation system that operates over relatively short distances)

public transit (a public transportation system for moving passengers)

highway system (a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport)

air transportation system (a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air)

Holonyms ("transportation" is a part of...):

base; infrastructure (the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area)


Sense 2transportation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving something from one location to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transfer; transferral; transportation; conveyance

Hypernyms ("transportation" is a kind of...):

movement (the act of changing the location of something)

Meronyms (parts of "transportation"):

pickup (the act of taking aboard passengers or freight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transportation"):

teleportation (a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another)

relocation; resettlement (the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind))

lighterage (the transportation of goods on a lighter)

carry (the act of carrying something)

drive (the act of driving a herd of animals overland)

bringing; delivery (the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail))

connection; connexion (shifting from one form of transportation to another)

airlift; lift (transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable))

transshipment (the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment)


Sense 3transportation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

fare; transportation

Hypernyms ("transportation" is a kind of...):

charge (the price charged for some article or service)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transportation"):

airfare (the fare charged for traveling by airplane)

bus fare; carfare (the fare charged for riding a bus or streetcar)

cab fare; taxi fare (the fare charged for riding in a taxicab)

train fare (the fare charged for traveling by train)


Sense 4Transportation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Department of Transportation; DoT; Transportation

Hypernyms ("Transportation" is a kind of...):

executive department (a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Transportation"):

FAA; Federal Aviation Agency (an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation)

Transportation Security Administration; TSA (an agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel)

U. S. Coast Guard; United States Coast Guard; US Coast Guard (an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce)


Sense 5transportation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shipping; transport; transportation

Hypernyms ("transportation" is a kind of...):

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Domain member category:

off-line (not on a regular route of a transportation system)

on-line (on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transportation"):

ferry; ferrying (transport by boat or aircraft)

express; expressage (rapid transport of goods)

freight; freightage (transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates)

hauling; truckage; trucking (the activity of transporting goods by truck)

navigation (ship traffic)

air transport; air transportation (transportation by air)

Holonyms ("transportation" is a part of...):

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))


Sense 6transportation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of expelling a person from their native land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deportation; expatriation; exile; transportation

Context examples:

men in exile dream of hope / his deportation to a penal colony / the expatriation of wealthy farmers / the sentence was one of transportation for life

Hypernyms ("transportation" is a kind of...):

banishment; proscription (rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone)

Instance hyponyms:

Babylonian Captivity (the deportation of the Jews to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC)


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