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traffic

1. 
a. the business of commercial transportation by land, sea, or air
b. the freight, passengers, etc., transported
2. trade, esp of an illicit or improper kind
3. Chiefly US the number of customers patronizing a commercial establishment in a given time period

traffic

[′traf·ik]
(communications)
The messages transmitted and received over a communication channel.
(engineering)
The passage or flow of vehicles, pedestrians, ships, or planes along defined routes such as highways, sidewalks, sea lanes, or air lanes.

traffic

Data transmitted over a network. Traffic is a very general term and typically refers to overall network usage at a given moment. However, it can refer to specific transactions, messages, records or users in any kind of data or telephone network. See PPS.
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To the average Glendale driver, however, added traffic means added frustration, said Arthur Sohikian, spokesman for the Glendale Galleria, which opposes the new project.
Rosenberg borrows from the popular book and movie The Perfect Storm, which told how a rare combination of meteorological forces resulted in a monstrously destructive force, to describe the escalation in traffic deaths and injuries in poorer countries.
BIG-IP ensures application and call integrity by making sure that traffic persists to the correct destination and by providing session state fail-over in the event of failure on back-end proxies.
Once the IP-aware concentrator aggregates Internet traffic and video traffic into separate service classes, it can treat each traffic type differently, prioritizing, queuing, and forwarding each class' traffic separately for each user.
Other, relatively simple models, which are based on computer simulations rather than differential equations, are winning acceptance for their ability to generate artificial traffic networks that behave like real ones.
Those administrators who make police work assignments often ignore the revenue implications of traffic law enforcement.
com is already helping area drivers in Cincinnati and Columbus deal with traffic on the roadways by delivering free real-time traffic information online, on-demand and on-the-go through services available at www.
We have felt that with the type of stores they're putting in there, there should've been a negative declaration (on an environmental document) and hearings and a traffic study done,'' said Woodland Hills Homeowners Association President Gordon Murley.
Councilmen Jef Vander Borght and Todd Campbell said that while campaigning earlier this year, traffic was first among residents' concerns.
Jeff Littlejohn, Executive Vice President-Distribution, Clear Channel Radio, stated, "The combination of Total Traffic's incident information and Inrix's real-time speed data with Clear Channel's unparalleled RDS-TMC delivery network will enable Total Traffic Network customers to deliver the highest quality navigation experiences to their end users.
The 1992 estimates say Ahmanson would increase traffic on Valley Circle south of Burbank Boulevard by 11,600 trips a day; on Victory west of Valley Circle by 20,200 trips a day; and on Victory east of Valley Circle by 6,000 trips a day.