trafficking

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traf·fic

 (trăf′ĭk)
n.
1.
a. The passage of people or vehicles along routes of transportation.
b. Vehicles or pedestrians in transit: heavy traffic on the turnpike; stopped oncoming traffic to let the children cross.
2.
a. The commercial exchange of goods; trade.
b. Illegal or improper commercial activity: drug traffic on city streets. See Synonyms at business.
3.
a. The business of moving passengers and cargo through a transportation system.
b. The amount of cargo or number of passengers conveyed.
4.
a. The conveyance of messages or data through a system of communication: routers that manage internet traffic.
b. Messages or data conveyed through such a system: a tremendous amount of telephone traffic on Mother's Day; couldn't download the file due to heavy internet traffic.
c. The number of users or visitors, as at a website: attempted to increase traffic with a redesigned homepage.
5. Social or verbal exchange; communication: refused further traffic with the estranged friend.
v. traf·ficked, traf·fick·ing, traf·fics
intr.v.
To carry on trade or other dealings: trafficked in liquidation merchandise; traffic with gangsters.
tr.v.
To provide to others, especially in large quantities, in exchange for money: was accused of trafficking guns to local gangs.

[French trafic, from Old French trafique, from Old Italian traffico, from trafficare, to trade, perhaps from Catalan trafegar, to decant, from Vulgar Latin *trānsfaecāre : trāns-, trans- + faex, faec-, dregs; see feces.]

traf′fick·er n.

trafficking

(ˈtræfɪkɪŋ)
n
(Commerce) the act of conducting trade or business, esp of an illicit kind
Translations

trafficking

[ˈtræfɪkɪŋ] ntrafic m
drug trafficking → le trafic de droguetraffic lights nplfeux mpl de signalisationtraffic offence n (British)infraction f au code de la routetraffic police npolice f de la routetraffic sign npanneau m de signalisationtraffic violation n (US) = traffic offencetraffic warden n (British)contractuel(le) m/f

trafficking

nHandel m(in mit); (in illegal alcohol) → Schieberei f(in von); (in pornography) → Vertrieb m(in von)
References in classic literature ?
Amongst peoples of a strange language did I dwell, with stopped ears: so that the language of their trafficking might remain strange unto me, and their bargaining for power.
It is a service of peril, and even more so at present than formerly, for the Indians, since they have got into the habit of trafficking peltries with the traders, have learned the value of the beaver, and look upon the trappers as poachers, who are filching the riches from their streams, and interfering with their market.
Oh, I skip much of the details of my trafficking with John Barleycorn during this period, and shall only mention events that will throw light on John Barleycorn's ways.