follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

air-traffic control

[air-traf-ik] /ˈɛərˌtræf ɪk/
noun
1.
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
1930-1935
1930-35
Related forms
air-traffic controller, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for air-traffic control
  • 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.
  • They will also require far more sophisticated air-traffic control systems than exist today.
British Dictionary definitions for air-traffic control

air-traffic control

noun
1.
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
air-traffic controller, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for air-traffic control

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for air

3
3
Scrabble Words With Friends