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I am looking for a single term that describes both dropping off and picking up terms.

For example, a bus stop can be of three types(for any particular bus company)

  1. Pickup only
  2. Drop off only
  3. Pickup and drop off both

So, is there a single term that may use to describe above 3 terms?

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    There are drop-off-only, pick-up-only and normal bus stops – Jim Feb 28 at 18:28
  • What is the actual context? Is it buses, or was that just a convenient example that came to mind? Are you looking for an overarching abstract term that is context-independent, as your name suggests? – TRomano Feb 28 at 20:24
  • The term that covers all three possibilities is a 'stop'. When the vehicle is not in motion, any combination of pick-ups drop-offs and anything in between may occur. When the bus stops moving, these things can happen. – Nigel J Feb 28 at 21:28
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General words for "pick up" and "drop off" and "both" are transportation and delivery. Generally, they imply all three. The word transfer can also be used to convey both meanings by themselves or simultaneously.

We can meet at the transfer station, don't forget the packages or yourselves.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/transportation

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/delivery

  • thanks; I'll accept "transfer" as I have also been thinking of this term, but was looking for a perfect term; +1 for u – being_ethereal Mar 1 at 20:07
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The term that covers all three possibilities is a 'stop'. When the vehicle is not in motion, any combination of pick-ups drop-offs and anything in between may occur. When the bus stops moving, these things can happen.

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Australian authorities call it a "kiss and ride" zone. https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/kiss-and-ride-zones

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