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ridesharing

or ride-sharing

[rahyd-shair-ing] /ˈraɪdˌʃɛər ɪŋ/
adjective, Also, rideshare
1.
of or relating to the sharing of rides or transportation, especially among commuters:
The agency was set up to devise a ridesharing program.
2.
of or relating to a car service with which a person uses a smartphone app to arrange a ride in a usually privately owned vehicle.
noun
3.
an act or instance of sharing rides or transportation, especially by commuters:
A statewide campaign to encourage ridesharing would reduce overcrowding on the highways.
4.
a car service with which a person can use a smartphone app to arrange a ride in a usually privately owned vehicle.
Also, ridehailing [rahyd-hey-ling] /ˈraɪdˌheɪ lɪŋ/ (Show IPA), (for defs 2, 4)
Origin of ridesharing
ride + share1 + -ing1
Usage note
The more recent meaning of the term ridesharing, related to using a mobile app to book a ride in a usually privately owned vehicle, arose in the context of another recently coined term, the sharing economy, in which digital technology assists in the exchange of goods or services, often in a noncash transaction as through barter. Some people have questioned applying the term sharing to commercial ride-booking services. Though most of these commercial services also offer users the option of sharing a ride and its cost with other passengers, the alternate term ridehailing has been proposed as a more appropriate designation for these businesses.
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