Variant of traffic
- transportation of goods for trading
- trading over great distances; commerce
- buying and selling; barter; trade, sometimes, specif., of a wrong or illegal kind: traffic in drugs
- dealings, business, or intercourse (with someone)
- the movement or number of automobiles along a street, pedestrians along a sidewalk, ships using a port, etc.
- the automobiles, pedestrians, ships, etc. so moving
- the number of passengers, quantity of freight, etc. carried by a transportation company during a given period
- the volume of telegrams, calls, etc. transmitted by a communications company during a given period
- the number of potential customers entering a retail store during a given period
Origin: Fr trafic < It traffico < trafficare, to trade < L trans, across +It ficcare, to thrust in, bring < VL *figicare, intens. for L figere: see finish
- trafficker noun
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