[trans-per-tey-shuh n]


Nearby words

  1. transport,
  2. transport café,
  3. transport maximum,
  4. transport medium,
  5. transport number,
  6. transported,
  7. transportedly,
  8. transporter,
  9. transporter bridge,
  10. transposal

Origin of transportation

First recorded in 1530–40; transport + -ation

Related formsnon·trans·por·ta·tion, nounpre·trans·por·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for transportation

British Dictionary definitions for transportation



a means or system of transporting
the act of transporting or the state of being transported
(esp formerly) deportation to a penal colony
mainly US a ticket or fare
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Word Origin and History for transportation



1530s, "act of transporting," noun of action from transport (v.). Middle English used verbal noun transporting (early 15c.). In the sense of "means of conveyance" it is first recorded 1853.

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