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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.
a. The commercial exchange of goods; trade.
b. Illegal or improper commercial activity: drug traffic on city streets. See Synonyms at business.
a. The business of moving passengers and cargo through a transportation system.
b. The amount of cargo or number of passengers conveyed.
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
To carry on trade or other dealings: trafficked in liquidation merchandise; traffic with gangsters.
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.]
(Commerce) the act of conducting trade or business, esp of an illicit kind
trafficking[ˈtræfɪkɪŋ] n → trafic m
drug trafficking → le trafic de droguetraffic lights npl → feux mpl de signalisationtraffic offence n (British) → infraction f au code de la routetraffic police n → police f de la routetraffic sign n → panneau m de signalisationtraffic violation n (US) = traffic offencetraffic warden n (British) → contractuel(le) m/f