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Related to traffic engineering: Transportation engineering
traffic engineering[′traf·ik ‚en·jə‚nir·iŋ]
The determination of the required capacity and layout of highway and street facilities that can safely and economically serve vehicular movement between given points.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
traffic engineeringThe ability to guarantee performance in a network for a certain amount of capacity for a certain amount of time. Also known as "traffic management," it implies the ability to analyze the current traffic load and dynamically make necessary adjustments to accommodate the different types of traffic or changing conditions. ATM is known for its traffic engineering capabilities. See traffic engineering methods, traffic shaping, traffic policing and ATM.
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