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transport[trans′pȯrt (verb), ′tranz‚pȯrt (noun)]
To convey as a whole from one storage device to another in a digital computer.
Conveyance equipment such as vehicular transport, hydraulic transport, and conveyor-belt setups.
A ship designed to carry military personnel from one place to another. Also known as troop ship.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
transportTo move or copy from one location to another. Same as "transfer." In the physical world, "to transport" means "to move" (take this from here and put it there). In the electronic world, "to transport" means "to copy" the data to another location. The original data are still intact in the first location until they are purposely deleted. See transport layer and OSI model.
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