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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


Synonymsfare


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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