[ air-traf-ik ]
/ ˈɛərˌtræf ɪk /
a government service that facilitates the safe and orderly movement of aircraft within and between airports by receiving and processing data from radar and devices that monitor local weather conditions and by maintaining radio contact with pilots.
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Origin of air-traffic control
First recorded in 1930–35
OTHER WORDS FROM air-traffic controlair-traffic controller, noun
Words nearby air-traffic control
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Example sentences from the Web for air-traffic control
That means almost all the air-traffic-control towers, the meat inspectors, the food pantries, and the research grants.
British Dictionary definitions for air-traffic control
an organization that determines the altitude, speed, and direction at which planes fly in a given area, giving instructions to pilots by radio
Derived forms of air-traffic controlair-traffic controller, noun
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