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the buying and selling of goods especially on a large scale and between different places
  • they contributed money to an environmental group that works to end the traffic of endangered animals

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to carry on the business of buying and selling goods or other property
  • arrested him for trafficking in drugs

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business, commerce, trade, industry, traffic mean activity concerned with the supplying and distribution of commodities. business may be an inclusive term but specifically designates the activities of those engaged in the purchase or sale of commodities or in related financial transactions. commerce and trade imply the exchange and transportation of commodities. industry applies to the producing of commodities, especially by manufacturing or processing, usually on a large scale. traffic applies to the operation and functioning of public carriers of goods and persons.

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The first known use of traffic was in 1540

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“Traffic.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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