What is vehicle?

  • (noun): Any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another.
    Synonyms: fomite
    See also — Additional definitions below

Vehicle

A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum) is a mobile machine that is designed or used to transport passengers or cargo. Most often vehicles are manufactured, such as bicycles, cars, motorcycles, trains, ships, boats and aircraft.

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Some articles on vehicle:

Reusable Launch System - Reusability Concepts - R&D
... The research development costs of reusable vehicle are expected to be higher, because making a vehicle reusable implies making it robust enough to survive more than one use, which adds to the ... recouped and this pushes up the average cost of the vehicle ...
Escort - Protection
... An Escort vehicle, a vehicle that escorts oversize trucks or large vehicle convoys on highways ...
Ringing
... track birds Ringing (telephony), the sound of a telephone bell Ringing, (vehicle), the illegal practice of stealing a vehicle and replacing its identification number with that of another vehicle of the same ...
Vahana - Symbolism
... In Hindu iconography, positive aspects of the vehicle are often emblematic of the deity that it carries ... Nandi the bull, vehicle of Shiva, represents strength and virility ... Parvani the peacock, vehicle of Skanda, represents splendor and majesty ...
Vehicle - Safety
... Several different metrics used to compare and evaluate the safety of different vehicles ... The main three are deaths per billion passenger-journeys, deaths per billion passenger-hours and deaths per billion passenger-kilometers ...

More definitions of "vehicle":

  • (noun): A medium for the expression or achievement of something.
    Example: "His editorials provided a vehicle for his political views"; "a congregation is a vehicle of group identity"
  • (noun): A conveyance that transports people or objects.

Famous quotes containing the word vehicle:

    You utilitarians, you too love everything useful only as a vehicle of your inclinations—you too really find the noise of its wheels intolerable?
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The woman may serve as a vehicle for the rapist expressing his rage against a world that gives him pain—because he is poor, or oppressed, or mad, or simply human. Then what of her? We have waded in the swamp of compassion for him long enough.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941)

    Language is an archeological vehicle ... the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history.
    Russell Hoban (b. 1925)