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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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'Traffic' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Traffic Sample Sentences in News


  • Fitch: Thanksgiving Traffic Will Not Swell Annual Traffic Growth
    Despite a robust Thanksgiving traffic forecast, Fitch Ratings believes overall US traffic growth on toll roads will remain nearly flat for the rest of 2014. We also expect that toll increases broadly in line with inflation will lead to revenue growth of 2%-3% above traffic growth. Read more on this news related to 'Traffic'
  • Network Traffic Forecast and Analysis: 2013-2017
    NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report provides the reader with a forecast for North American Network Traffic for the next several years, but perhaps more importantly, it will also explore the industry and consumer patterns that are driving that traffic. The lessons of the very recent history of telecommunications suggest that it is very important to Read more on this news related to 'Traffic'
  • FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says
    Fifteen key air traffic control facilities would take over airplane guidance during emergencies in which part or all of the primary control system is knocked offline, according to a $65 million proposal that Sen. Mark Kirk said Tuesday is under federal review. Read more on this news related to 'Traffic'

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