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.
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trafficking

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

nHandel m(in mit); (in illegal alcohol) → Schieberei f(in von); (in pornography) → Vertrieb m(in von)
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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.
The United States is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subject to trafficking in persons.
Bulgaria is a source and, to a lesser extent, a transit and destination country for women and children who are subjected to sex trafficking, and men, women, and children subjected to conditions of forced labor.
State Department says in its annual review, Trafficking In Persons Report 2006.
After the agent repeated the request, the boy replied, "What do I do for the extra 15 minutes?" At that moment, the agent investigating the case realized the severity of firearms trafficking in that area.
Finland is a transit and destination country for women and girls subjected to sex trafficking, and for men and women subjected to conditions of forced labor.
and NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo are fueling a human trafficking industry that sexually exploits women and girls as young as 11, according to a report released by Amnesty International.
Kiribati is a source country for girls subjected to sex trafficking. Crew members on Korean and perhaps other foreign fishing vessels in Kiribati or in its territorial waters exploit prostituted children on board their vessels.
LONDON, UK -- More than 1.2 million children are victims of child trafficking each year around the world in an industry that generates more than $9 billion annually says UNICEF in a recently released report.
Montenegro is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children who are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.
Norway is a destination and, to a lesser extent, a transit and source country for women and girls subjected to sex trafficking and for men and women subjected to forced labor in the domestic service and construction sectors.
Poland is a source, transit, and destination country for men and women subjected to conditions of forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking. Men and women from Poland are subjected to conditions of forced labor in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the Scandinavian countries.