Transportation = 1 a: the action or process of transportation; conveyance (of things or persons) from one place to another. b. Geological. The movement of land-waste by rivers, ocean-currents, glaciers, winds, etc. 2: Removal or banishment, as of a criminal to a penal settlement; deportation. 3: Means of transport or conveyance. 4: Transport (of feeling), rapture, ecstasy. Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.