Transportation vs Transit - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between transportation and transit
is that transportation
is the act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc while transit
is the act of passing over, across, or through something.
As a verb transit is
to pass over, across or through something.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc.
(historical) Deportation to a penal colony.
- We have to get people out of their cars and encourage them to use alternative forms of transportation .
(US) A means of conveyance.
- Mulligan's sentence was commuted from death to transportation .
(US) A ticket or fare.
* 1898 , Willa Cather, The Westbound Train
- Nice transportation , dude, but your brake lights are busted.
- Sybil: [..] That reminds me, I haven't got my passes yet! Have you the transportation here from Cheyenne to San Francisco for Mrs. S. Johnston?"
- (Agent looks grave, goes back and fumbles at the papers on his desk, returns to the window with a slip of paper in his hand.)
- Agent: "We had transportation here made out for such a person, but it was called for several hours ago."
The act of passing over, across, or through something.
The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.
- In France you are now in the transit from one form of government to another.
(astronomy) The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.
A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
(navigation) 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.
(British) a van. (rfex)
(Internet) 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.
- the transit of goods through a country
To pass over, across or through something
To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction
(astronomy) To make a transit