transportation (n.)

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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Definitions of transportation from WordNet
transportation (n.)
a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods;
Synonyms: transportation system / transit
transportation (n.)
the act of moving something from one location to another;
Synonyms: transport / transfer / transferral / conveyance
transportation (n.)
the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance;
Synonyms: fare
transportation (n.)
the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials;
Synonyms: shipping / transport
transportation (n.)
the act of expelling a person from their native land;
the sentence was one of transportation for life
Transportation (n.)
the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966;
Synonyms: Department of Transportation / DoT