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noun [uncountable] traffic pronunciation in British English /ˈtræfɪk/
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  1. 1
    the vehicles that are travelling in an area at a particular time
    At that time of night, there was no traffic on the roads.
    the huge volume of traffic in the city centre
    rush-hour traffic
    1. a.
      [only before noun] connected with traffic, or caused by traffic
      traffic noise/fumes/congestion
  2. 2
    aircraft, ships, and trains that travel from one place to another
    a marked increase in air traffic
    1. a.
      the goods or passengers that travel in planes, ships, or trains
      Passenger traffic through Britain’s airports has increased by 5 per cent.


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