Traffic

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Traffic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with'')
  • buying and selling; especially illicit trade
  • the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; "heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines"; "traffic on the internet is lightest during the night"
  • the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  • trade or deal a commodity; "They trafficked with us for gold"
  • deal illegally; "traffic drugs"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time ,
  • buying and selling; especially illicit trade ,
  • the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; "heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines"; "traffic on the internet is lightest during the night" ,
  • social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')

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Traffic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Transport, or transportation, is moving people or things from one place to another place. Transport can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations.

Infrastructure includes roads, railways, airports, canals and pipelines. The infrastructure is the network where things are carried. Infrastructure also includes airports, railway stations, bus stations and seaports (docks). Infrastructure is usually built by governments and paid for by taxes from the citizens of a country or region. Infrastructure such as roads and railways is designed by civil engineers and urban planners.

Vehicles or vessels travel on the infrastructure. Vehicles include cars, trucks, trains and airplanes. Vehicles are usually designed by mechanical engineers. Vessels include boats, ferries, and barges which travel on canals and use docks and seaports. In the same way that trains use train stations, airplanes use airports. In the same way that trains use railway lines (train tracks), airplanes use flight paths.



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* We have the means to change the laws we find unjust or onerous. We cannot, as citizens, pick and choose the laws we will or will not obey. (On dismissing 12,000 striking air traffic controllers) - Ronald Reagan

* Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams. - Mary Ellen Kelly

* Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous you get knocked down by traffic from both sides. - Margaret Hilda Thatcher


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