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English definition of “traffic”

traffic

noun [U] (VEHICLES)    /ˈtræf.ɪk/
A2 the number of vehicles moving along roads, or the amount of aircraft, trains, or ships moving along a route: There was heavy/a lot of traffic on the roads this morning. We got stuck in traffic for several hours. New measures have been introduced to try and ease traffic congestion in the city. Five people were injured in a traffic accident (= one involving vehicles). Air traffic has increased 30 percent in the last decade.Traffic jams people or goods transported by road, air, train, or ship, as a business: The airline halved its overseas service because of a sharp reduction in traffic. Environmental groups want more passenger and freight traffic moved off the roads and onto trains.Travellers and visitors
(Definition of traffic noun (VEHICLES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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