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Transportation vs. Transit

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  • Transportation (noun)

    The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc.

    "We have to get people out of their cars and encourage them to use alternative forms of transportation."

  • Transportation (noun)

    to a penal colony.

    "Mulligan's sentence was commuted from death to transportation."

  • Transportation (noun)

    A means of conveyance.

    "Nice transportation, dude, but your brake lights are busted."

  • Transportation (noun)

    A ticket or fare.

  • Transit (noun)

    The act of passing over, across, or through something.

  • Transit (noun)

    The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.

    "the transit of goods through a country"

  • Transit (noun)

    The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.

  • Transit (noun)

    A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.

  • Transit (noun)

    An imaginary line between two objects whose positions are known. When the navigator sees one object directly in front of the other, the navigator knows that his position is on the transit.

  • Transit (noun)

    A Ford Transit van, see Transit. en

  • Transit (noun)

    Public transport system.

  • Transit (verb)

    To pass over, across or through something.

  • Transit (verb)

    To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction.

  • Transit (verb)

    To make a transit.

  • Transit (verb)

    To carry communications traffic to and from a customer or another network on a compensation basis as opposed to peerage in which the traffic to and from another network is carried on an equivalency basis or without charge.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Transportation (noun)

    The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; carriage from one place to another; removal; conveyance.

  • Transportation (noun)

    Transport; ecstasy.

  • Transit (noun)

    The act of passing; passage through or over.

  • Transit (noun)

    The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.

  • Transit (noun)

    A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit.

  • Transit (noun)

    The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.

  • Transit (noun)

    An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; - called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.

  • Transit

    To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).

Webster Dictionary
  • Transportation (noun)

    a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

  • Transportation (noun)

    the act of transporting something from one location to another

  • Transportation (noun)

    the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

  • Transportation (noun)

    the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966

  • Transportation (noun)

    the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials

  • Transportation (noun)

    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"

  • Transit (noun)

    a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

  • Transit (noun)

    a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

  • Transit (noun)

    a journey usually by ship;

    "the outward passage took 10 days"

  • Transit (verb)

    make a passage or journey from one place to another

  • Transit (verb)

    pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place);

    "The comet will transit on September 11"

  • Transit (verb)

    revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

  • Transit (verb)

    cause or enable to pass through;

    "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

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