Definition of air traffic control noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    air traffic control

    BrE BrE//ˌeə træfɪk kənˈtrəʊl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌer træfɪk kənˈtroʊl//
    [uncountable] Airports
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  1. 1the activity of giving instructions by radio to pilots of aircraft so that they know when and where to take off or land air traffic control systems See related entries: Airports
  2. 2the group of people or the organization that provides an air traffic control service The pilot was given clearance to land by air traffic control. See related entries: Airports
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: air traffic control