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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.
References in classic literature ?
Now we look down on a sea thronged with heavy traffic.
While we discussed the thickening traffic with the superiority that comes of having a high level reserved to ourselves, we heard (and I for the first time) the morning hymn on a Hospital boat.
Though our route is in no sense a populated one, there is a steady trickle of traffic this way along.
Accipiter traffics campaigns, troubleshoots new and existing campaigns, and provides performance reporting.
In some instances, companies have a smaller volume of advertising and cannot warrant the added expense of a full-time traffic manager, while others simply need expert assistance in managing creatives that require special handling.
I took traditional traffic school 15 years ago, and there is no comparison,'' said Lisa Wiles of West Hills, who erased a speeding ticket through the On-Line Traffic School.
Without a single, all-encompassing regulatory agency, there's no way to determine how much traffic school business goes to online companies.
With the Most Advanced Interactive Traffic Information Available
Today's launch brings the number of cities currently receiving personalized traffic data to 20, with complete coverage of 30 cities and all major interstate roadways scheduled for March 2000.
Tuesday's launch brings the number of cities currently receiving comprehensive, personal traffic data to 14.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 1998--The Traffic Station Group today announced an agreement with ElectricVillage, the radio industry's leading provider of Internet commerce, community, and content solutions, to integrate its personalized traffic information into Radio-VillageNet, ElectricVillage's extensive national network of radio station Web sites.