Transportation vs Transit - What's the difference?

transportation | transit |


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?

transportation

English

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 .
  • (historical) Deportation to a penal colony.
  • Mulligan's sentence was commuted from death to transportation .
  • (US) A means of conveyance.
  • Nice transportation , dude, but your brake lights are busted.
  • (US) A ticket or fare.
  • * 1898 , Willa Cather, The Westbound Train
  • 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."

    transit

    English

    Noun

  • The act of passing over, across, or through something.
  • * Burke
  • In France you are now in the transit from one form of government to another.
  • 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
  • (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.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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
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