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English definition of “traffic calming”

traffic calming

noun [U] uk   UK us  
the act of building raised areas, small roundabouts, or other similar structures on roads, usually roads where there are houses, so that vehicles are forced to move more slowly along them: [before noun] traffic-calming measuresRoad surfaces and featuresTraffic jams
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