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air traffic control

noun

Definition of air traffic control

  1. 1 :  a system through which people on the ground give instructions by radio to aircraft pilots

  2. 2 :  the people who give instructions to aircraft pilots by radio <The pilot had permission to land from air traffic control.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  breath

    :  the mixture of invisible odorless tasteless gases (as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the earth

    :  a light breeze

  1. :  to expose to the air for drying, purifying, or refreshing :  ventilate

    :  to expose to public view or bring to public notice

    :  to transmit by radio or television

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  1. :  import and export trade

    :  the business of bartering or buying and selling

    :  illegal or disreputable usually commercial activity

  1. :  to carry on traffic

    :  to concentrate one's effort or interest

    :  engage, deal

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  1. :  to check, test, or verify by evidence or experiments

    :  to incorporate suitable controls in

    :  to exercise restraining or directing influence over :  regulate

  1. :  an act or instance of controlling

    :  power or authority to guide or manage

    :  skill in the use of a tool, instrument, technique, or artistic medium


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