Learner's definition of TRANSPORTATION
1 chiefly US : the act or process of moving people or things from one place to another
2 a : a way of traveling from one place to another place
b : a system for moving passengers or goods from one place to another
I was left without transportation [=(chiefly Brit) transport] when the car broke down.
modern air transportation [=travel in airplanes, helicopters, etc.]
The hotel offers free ground transportation to and from the airport. [=the hotel has vehicles that will take you to and from the airport for free]
high speed rail transportation
He was the U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President Reagan.
You can go almost anywhere in New York City using public transportation. [=a system of trains, buses, etc., that is paid for or run by the government]
3 : a method of punishment used in the past especially in Britain in which criminals were sent to live in a distant country