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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Transport, Crime & law
transportationtrans‧por‧ta‧tion /ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən $ -spər-/ ●●● W3 AWL noun [uncountable]  1 American EnglishTT a system or method for carrying passengers or goods from one place to another syn transport British English The city needs to improve its public transportation (=buses, trains etc).means/mode/form of transportation People need to get out of their cars and use other modes of transportation.2 TT American EnglishTAKE/BRING the process or business of taking goods from one place to another syn transport British Englishtransportation of the transportation of dangerous chemicals by road3 SCthe punishment of sending a criminal to a distant country, especially Australia, in the past
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transportationWhite also will continue to receive a transportation allowance from the transit agency, totaling $ 7,200.The main priorities are: A comprehensive transportation study with a view to reducing the level of dependence on private cars.The best designs can be folded for easy transportation.The non-subsistence sector of the economy needed cattle for transportation and food.There is obviously something extremely distressing about the whole process of transportation.Expensive energy makes the production, transportation, and refrigeration of food more expensive.In recent years, Wilson and the Legislature also have diverted some transportation funds to the deficit-ridden state general fund.Today transportation is much faster, shipping methods are almost an art, and collecting techniques have been greatly refined.public transportationThe de Young can not wait that long for a reluctant city to build an adequate public transportation system.Every neighborhood had a main street for shopping and public transportation.We were utterly inaccessible by public transportation.Solution: We arranged for public transportation to shuttle students to campus from a parking lot across town.No public transportation is available directly to the park.By not letting people use their cars for work-to take public transportation.I get so tired of taking public transportation.One particular concern related to public transportation.transportation ofthe transportation of stolen property
From Longman Business Dictionarytransportationtrans‧por‧ta‧tion /ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən-spər-/ noun [uncountable]1TRANSPORTthe process or business of moving goods from one place to another by rail, air, ship etcPrices include transportation from London.2American EnglishTRANSPORTTRAVEL a system for carrying passengers or goods from one place to another SYN transport BrEPassengers who want information about alternate forms of transportation can call the information helpdesk. public transportation
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