trafficator

Definitions

  • The regulation of traffic
    The regulation of traffic
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trafficator a blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn
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Quotations

  • Larry King
    Larry King
    “I'm the worst person to be stuck with in a traffic jam.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There are no traffic jams in the second mile.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The Extra Mile will have no traffic jams.”
  • Peter M. Leschak
    Peter M. Leschak
    “All of us are watchers -- of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway -- but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing”
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    “In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.”
  • Jeremy P. Johnson
    Jeremy P. Johnson
    “Parents are traffic signs that are always in our blind spots.”

Idioms

Go play in traffic - This is used as a way of telling someone to go away.
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Usage

In literature:

It has little or no river and coastwise traffic.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
Traffic was held back at a certain point for a few moments so that there would not be too many people in the scene.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
But that was in the good old days, before Traffic and Police and all the Others interested themselves.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, June 27, 1917" by Various
Here was a chance to experiment upon one hundred miles and cause little trouble to traffic.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887" by Various
No more should you stand with them wide apart like a traffic policeman.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
In this place Thompson and Joe Lamont plied their traffic.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
It seemed such a prodigious waste of time and energy to traffic and chaffer with these petty scoundrels.
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
He tore it open and read it, with the blood pounding through his veins and a roar which was not of the street traffic drumming in his ears.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde
The story of this traffic in white servants is one of the most striking things in the history of labor.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The streets were narrow and crooked and were packed with traffic of all kinds.
"British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car" by Thomas D. Murphy
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In poetry:

The lordly roofs of traffic rise
Amid the smoke of household fires;
High o'er them in the peaceful skies
Faith points to heaven her clustering spires.
"For The Dedication Of The New City Library, Boston" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I see him in the battle that shall shake,
Ere long, old Sumter's haughty crown,
And from their dreams of peaceful traffic wake
The wharves of yonder town;
"Ripley" by Henry Timrod
Then forth he crept; and ah ! the street
Blazed in his eyes; and in his ears
The ceaseless traffic boomed and beat
Rough music, lost, it seemed, for years.
"A Preacher" by John Joy Bell
He, born into a richer newer time,
And with a wealthier past behind, will sing,
Our wild fire-monster blurr'd with smoke and grime,
Traffic's sole lord and king:
"Finis" by Alexander Anderson
Oh, once again revive, while on my ear
The cry of Gain
And low hoarse hum of Traffic die away,
Ye blessed memories of my early day
Like sere grass wet with rain!
"Chalkey Hall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I hear the music thrill and swoon
And mingle with the traffic-beat;
Far off, beyond the livid street,
Above the glare, the tardy moon
Mocks the long tedious afternoon.
"In The Cafe " by E J Rupert Atkinson

In news:

Due to heavy traffic expected Apple Butter weekend, October 5, 6 and 7, the following changes in Berkeley Springs Streets and parking will be in effect.
News Highway Patrol Reports Traffic Fatalities Down Approximately Fifty Percent.
Mexico Studying Vessel Traffic at Cabo's Arches .
They are being arrested for blocking traffic.
They are being arrested for blocking traffic: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and Cheri.
Traffic Law Defense-marc Burstein Attorney-at-law .
Air Traffic Services and Technology.
Free weather and traffic information.
Brett Levine is a Traffic Reporter for Total Traffic.
BC Ferries says vehicle traffic on its ships is the lowest in 13 years, while passenger traffic has plunged to a 21-year low.
This week's traffic locations of the Bryan Police Department Traffic Patrols.
A traffic accident just past the Wallace Tunnel slows traffic along the westbound I-10 Bayway.
PCPD analyzes traffic crash data and uses it to focus traffic enforcement in an effort to improve the safety of motorists in Panama City.
Smartphone traffic accounts for between 30-40% of total traffic to EyesLipsFace.com.
Thunderstorms, traffic crashes snarl traffic.
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In science:

To each user, the SIR varies with spreading sequences and the traffic load varies slot by slot.
Spectral efficiency and optimal medium access control of random access systems over large random spreading CDMA
In the LRS-CDMA system, the traffic load in each slot is equal to the constant E[θ(p)] and the interference to a user is the constant 1/η both almost surely.
Spectral efficiency and optimal medium access control of random access systems over large random spreading CDMA
In fact, all stations have their own GTS so medium access is still guaranteed, even in a dense traffic context.
Prototyping and Performance Analysis of a QoS MAC Layer for Industrial Wireless Network
Fig. 7. Usual throughput in function of global traffic load on the entire network.
Prototyping and Performance Analysis of a QoS MAC Layer for Industrial Wireless Network
This is also the conjecture developed from the previous study by Jiang (2009), where weighted PageRank scores were found to better correlate to traffic flow than local integration.
Agent-based Simulation of Human Movement Shaped by the Underlying Street Structure
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