transportation

Definitions

  • COME, MY CHILDREN, I AM GOING TO TRANSPORT YOU TO YOUR PALACE
    COME, MY CHILDREN, I AM GOING TO TRANSPORT YOU TO YOUR PALACE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n transportation the act of expelling a person from their native land "men in exile dream of hope","his deportation to a penal colony","the expatriation of wealthy farmers","the sentence was one of transportation for life"
    • n transportation the act of moving something from one location to another
    • n transportation the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
    • n transportation a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    • n Transportation the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    • n transportation the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
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Additional illustrations & photos:

TRANSPORTS LEAVING SOUTHAMPTON ON THE NIGHT PASSAGE TO FRANCE TRANSPORTS LEAVING SOUTHAMPTON ON THE NIGHT PASSAGE TO FRANCE
A TRANSPORT EMBARKING TROOPS FOR FRANCE A TRANSPORT EMBARKING TROOPS FOR FRANCE
TRANSPORTS IN SOUTHAMPTON DOCKS TRANSPORTS IN SOUTHAMPTON DOCKS
A TRANSPORT LOADING A TRANSPORT LOADING
TRANSPORTS DISCHARGING IN LIVERPOOL DOCKS TRANSPORTS DISCHARGING IN LIVERPOOL DOCKS
TROOP TRANSPORTS DISEMBARKING AT THE LANDING-STAGE, LIVERPOOL TROOP TRANSPORTS DISEMBARKING AT THE LANDING-STAGE, LIVERPOOL
TRANSPORTATION OF POTTERY TRANSPORTATION OF POTTERY
The Development of Transportation The Development of Transportation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation
    • Transportation The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; carriage from one place to another; removal; conveyance. "To provide a vessel for their transportation ."
    • Transportation Transport; ecstasy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation
    • n transportation In geology, the movement of land-waste by rivers, glaciers, waves, currents, wind, etc.
    • n transportation Railway tickets or other permits for traveling.
    • n transportation The act of transporting, or conveying from one place to another, or the state of being so transported; carriage; conveyance; transmission.
    • n transportation The removal or banishment, for a specified term, of a convict to a penal settlement in another country. The transportation of persons convicted of crime prevails in France and Russia, but in Great Britain it is now superseded by penal servitude. See penal.
    • n transportation Transport; ecstasy; rapture.
    • n transportation Means of transporting, as wagons or other vehicles; also, the cost of traveling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Americans, on average, spend 18% of his or her income on transportation as compared to only 13% spent on food
    • Transportation removal: banishment
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Quotations

  • Hector Babenko
    Hector Babenko
    “Curiosity doesn't matter any more. These days people don't want to be transported to emotional territories where they don't know how to react.”
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis%20Waitley
    “The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives.”
  • Helen Keller
    Helen%20Keller
    “Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. transportatio,: cf. F. transportation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trans, across, portāre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

Mule transport is for many reasons superior to camel transport.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
On reaching Halifax, we were all put on board of the Regulus transport, bound to Bermuda.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
The above photograph shows the gun train complete, ready for transportation.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
ON BOARD THE TRANSPORT.
"History of Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and Other Items of Interest" by Edward A. Johnson
Colonel Williams with the Third, for want of transportation, was stopped in Columbia, and took up quarters in the Fair Grounds.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Flat-boats to transport troops were built at Havre, Dunkirk, Brest, and Rochefort.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
Caesar, in his second descent on England, had six hundred vessels, transporting forty thousand men.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
According to Polybius, not one vessel, not even a plank, was saved out of a fleet which consisted of 120 galleys and 800 transports.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
Railways on land and steamships on the ocean, will transport us, at frequent and regular intervals, around the entire globe.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
They started to transport the specimens and make the other necessary preparations.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
This did not look much like grownup transportation, but it and the bench and the dim lantern represented all the visible world.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
It is generally held that modern developments in military organisation and transport will enable a great continental Power to ignore such threats.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
Lieutenant John Shortland, agent for the transports.
"The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay" by Arthur Phillip
The arrival of the first portion of the transport flotilla is the only important change since last week.
"Lessons of the War" by Spenser Wilkinson
This depot is also responsible for the repairs of all horse-drawn transport, except the artillery.
"Out To Win" by Coningsby Dawson
Three large steam-colliers are to be used for the ocean transport of the coal.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
Mr. Ernst, an authority upon transportation and postal matters, believes that our roads in the northern provinces, on the whole, were excellent.
"Stage-coach and Tavern Days" by Alice Morse Earle
The sand so transported contributes to the gradual elevation of the Delta, and of the banks and bed of the river itself.
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
From transporting the products of its own mines and manufactories?
"Government in the United States" by James Wilford Garner
Chaitanya rose weeping, and ran hither and thither in a transport of devotion, shouting, laughing, dancing, and singing.
"Chaitanya's Life And Teachings" by Krishna das Kaviraja
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In poetry:

Cleans'd, in the Saviour's blood, from every stain,
Think with what transport you will meet above,
(For ever free from sin and grief and pain)
The dear, departed object of your love!
"To Amira on the Death of Her Son" by Ann Steele
—Yet why not mourn awhile our transports gone,
And grieve our youthful hearts must beat no more;
No more to love an easy conquest won,
When beauty charm'd, and led each golden hour?
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
Then the dull bell had given a pleasing sound;
The village cur 'twere transport then to hear;
In dreadful silence all was hush'd around,
While the rude storm alone distress'd mine ear.
"Elegy VII. He Describes His Vision to An Acquaintance" by William Shenstone
Thou know'st how transport thrills the tender breast
Where Love and Fancy fix their opening reign;
How Nature shines, in livelier colours drest,
To bless their union, and to grace their train.
"Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences" by William Shenstone
The journeying peasant, through the secret shade,
Heard their soft lyres engage his listening ear,
And haply deem'd some courteous angel play'd:
No angel play'd—but might with transport hear.
"Elegy XV. In Memory of a Private Family in Worcestershire" by William Shenstone
II. "Preserve it," thou saidst, "for it shatter'd the breast
Which once glow'd with love's purest fire;
And it fell as the mistress and mother caress'd
In love's transport, the offspring and sire."
"The Swan Quill" by Sydney Owenson

In news:

The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will be running an abbreviated schedule at its Southport-Fort Fisher route today and Wednesday to perform annual maintenance to the ferry ramps.
At its monthly meeting Monday night, the Sugar Hill City Council kept focus on the Georgia Department of Transportation's impending widening of Ga. Highway 20 from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Ga 400.
Fares at Bishop Airport rose faster than at any other airport nationwide -- up 23.7 percent -- during the first three months of 2012, according to a new report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Aqua Gulf Transport and Hawaii Intermodal Tank Transport said they have formed an alliance to provide transportation with specialized temperature-controlled ISO tank containers in the Puerto Rico and Caribbean markets.
A study released by the Government Accountability Office on Tuesday says there should be more coordination between the Army Corps of Engineers and US Department of Transportation to improve marine transportation system (MTS) infrastucture.
On Tuesday, Alaskans will have the opportunity to improve our transportation system by voting "yes" on Bonding Proposition A, state general obligation bonds for 36 transportation projects throughout our state.
On March 22, Veolia Transportation celebrated its 25th year as service provider for the Butte County community in Chico Calif. Veolia Transportation in Chico CA Celebrates 25 Years of Service.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will resume debate next week on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011 (H.
PLYMOUTH — County commissioner Greg Compton recently purchased the assets of Advanced Care Transport, Plymouth's medical transportation company that closed its doors recently due to alleged Medicaid fraud.
The 2012 Legislative Conference will feature esteemed transportation leaders including: Ray LaHood, secretary, US Department of Transportation.
Rhode Island's transportation director has been elected president of a national organization that represents transportation officials in all 50 states.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is about to present the Draft FY 2013 - 2016 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in Northwest Georgia for public review and comment.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation , in collaboration with City of Vermillion, will hold a public open house as part of the Vermillion Area Master Transportation Plan.
As of Aug 14, 2009, the Department of Transportation has approved 7,701 transportation stimulus projects worth $25 billion.
New Mexico Department of Transportation department, mexico, new, transportation.
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In science:

The radiation transport scheme currently implemented in the SPH code is based on the 2-dimensional explicit, flux-limited transport scheme developed by Herant et al. (1994).
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
Because neutrino number is the conserved quantity, we transport neutrino number and then determine the energy transport by using the mean neutrino energies.
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
This transport scheme is even now being modified to model photon transport.
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
Our scheme is easily modified to include a wide variety of equations of state and external forces and the transport scheme can be modified to model the transport of photons as well as neutrinos.
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
The explicit flux-limited diffusion transport scheme scales well (for transport schemes).
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
Two such procedures: ‘Pointer Transport’ and ‘Length Transport’ are described in Ref. .
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
First Order: Collisional Transport Now let us compute the collisional transport terms for the equations derived above.
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
Although the idea of a transport efficiency controlled by the linear growth rate is widely spread in the Astrophysical community, this plot shows us that, at least for this example, the linear growth rate doesn’t explain the transport behavior observed on Fig. 10.
Impact of dimensionless numbers on the efficiency of MRI-induced turbulent transport
The most important new result reported in this paper is a correlation between the transport efficiency, and the magnetic Prandtl number, leading to a higher transport coefficient for larger Prandtl numbers.
Impact of dimensionless numbers on the efficiency of MRI-induced turbulent transport
In this paper, we have shown that the procedure developed to control turbulent diffusive transport of test particles can be applied to particles transported in a realistic turbulent electrostatic potential.
Control of test particle transport in a turbulent electrostatic model of the Scrape Off Layer
In the present models, without magnetic fields, the situation is intermediate between these two extreme cases. A moderate coupling is exerted mainly by meridional circulation, which is more efficient than shear transport, as far as transport of angular momentum is concerned (see e.g.
Evolution towards the critical limit and the origin of Be stars
Functional requirements The ILC Beam Delivery System (BDS) is responsible for transporting the e+e− beams from the exit of the high energy linacs, focusing them to the sizes required to meet the ILC luminosity goals, bringing them into collision, and then transporting the spent beams to the main beam dumps.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Negative group velocities imply downstream transport of energy, positive group velocities imply upstream transport.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The transport set plays a crucial role in the theory of optimal transportation because it is the set on which the transport takes actually place.
The \infty eigenvalue problem and a problem of optimal transportation
Advanced Transport Phenomena: Fluid Mechanics and Convective Transport Processes.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
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