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English noun: transportation

1. transportation (artifact) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Synonymstransit, transportation system

Broader (hypernym)facility, installation

Narrower (hyponym)air transportation system, highway system, public transit, short line, telferage, telpherage

Part holonymairfield, bridge, depot, field, flying field, landing field, line, public transport, span, terminal, terminus, way

Part meronymbase, infrastructure

2. transportation (act) the act of moving something from one location to another

Synonymsconveyance, transfer, transferral, transport

Broader (hypernym)movement

Narrower (hyponym)airlift, bringing, carry, connection, connexion, delivery, drive, lift, lighterage, relocation, resettlement, teleportation, transshipment

Part holonympickup

3. transportation (possession) the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance


Broader (hypernym)charge

Narrower (hyponym)airfare, bus fare, cab fare, carfare, taxi fare, train fare

4. Transportation (group) the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966

SynonymsDepartment of Transportation, DoT

Broader (hypernym)executive department

Part holonymFAA, Federal Aviation Agency, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, U. S. Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard, US Coast Guard

5. transportation (act) the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

Synonymsshipping, transport

Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

Narrower (hyponym)air transport, air transportation, express, expressage, ferry, ferrying, freight, freightage, hauling, navigation, truckage, trucking

Part meronymcommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

Domain category membersoff-line, on-line, online

6. transportation (act) the act of expelling a person from their native land

SamplesMen in exile dream of hope.
His deportation to a penal colony.
The expatriation of wealthy farmers.
The sentence was one of transportation for life.

Synonymsdeportation, exile, expatriation

Broader (hypernym)banishment, proscription

Instance hyponymBabylonian Captivity

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