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transportation

[ trans-per-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌtræns pərˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of transportation

First recorded in 1530–40; transport + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM transportation

non·trans·por·ta·tion, nounpre·trans·por·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transportation

transportation
/ (ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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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