air-traffic control

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air-traffic control

[air-traf-ik]
noun
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.

Origin:
1930–35

air-traffic controller, noun
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air-traffic control
 
n
an organization that determines the altitude, speed, and direction at which planes fly in a given area, giving instructions to pilots by radio
 
air-traffic controller
 
n

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Example sentences
The concern is that they interfere with the radar used in air-traffic control.
It would be downright unnerving if it happened because the air-traffic control
  system directed the plane there by mistake.
It also brought leaps in air-traffic control and cargo handling.
Governments, balking at the huge investments involved, are keen to privatise
  air-traffic control.
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