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transportation

noun
     
Related topics: Crime and Law, Transport
trans‧por‧ta‧tion S3 W3 [uncountable]
1 American EnglishTT a system or method for carrying passengers or goods from one place to another [= 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.
2TT American English the process or business of taking goods from one place to another [= transport British English]
transportation of
the transportation of dangerous chemicals by road
3 old useSC the punishment of sending a criminal to a distant country

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