Definition of traffic light in English:

traffic light

Syllabification: traf·fic light
(also traffic signal)


  • A set of automatically operated colored lights, typically red, amber, and green, for controlling traffic at road junctions and crosswalks.
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    • As this study focuses on urban areas, a bunch could normally mean a cluster of vehicles released from an upstream traffic signal during the green time.
    • Getting stuck at the traffic signal at Silk Board Junction can lead one beyond road rage.
    • Simulating the presence of a large motor vehicle in an inductive loop of a vehicular traffic signal light control system

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