Meaning of traffic pattern

traf'fic pat"tern

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a system of courses about an airfield that aircraft are assigned to fly when taking off, landing, or preparing to land.
  2. any systematic movement of people or vehicles: The kitchen was designed to accommodate the family's traffic pattern.
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