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English definition of “air traffic control”

air traffic control

noun [U, + sing/pl verb]    
the activity of managing aircraft from the ground as they take off, fly , and land , or the people who do this: Air traffic control at Heathrow have given us clearance to land in 20 minutes .AviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the airWorkers on/with aircraft and spacecraft air traffic controller     noun [C] an air traffic controllers ' strike AviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the airWorkers on/with aircraft and spacecraft
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