Definition of Traffic jam

1. Noun. A number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move.

Exact synonyms: Snarl-up
Generic synonyms: Crush, Jam, Press
Specialized synonyms: Gridlock

Definition of Traffic jam

1. Noun. A situation in which all road traffic is stationary or very slow. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Traffic Jam

traffic beam
traffic beams
traffic boy
traffic boys
traffic calming
traffic calmings
traffic circle
traffic circles
traffic cone
traffic cones
traffic control
traffic cop
traffic court
traffic island
traffic islands
traffic jam (current term)
traffic jams
traffic lane
traffic light
traffic lights
traffic of influence
traffic paddle
traffic pattern
traffic school
traffic shaping
traffic sign
traffic signal
traffic signal box
traffic signal boxes
traffic signals

Literary usage of Traffic jam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the 89th Division, U. S. A.: From Its Organization in 1917 by George H. English, War Society of the 89th Division (1920)
"traffic jam on September 13th, 1918, during the St. Mihiel Offensive. Congestion of traffic like this existed on all roads back of ..."

2. Architecture Goes Wild by Kas Oosterhuis (2002)
"Unlike the shape of the traffic jam, the state of the swarm is the desired state. Swarming is a socializing process. The rules of the flocking game on which ..."

3. Enhancing Sme Competitiveness: The OECD Bologna Ministerial Conference by Oecd (2001)
"When the speed is low. like in a traffic jam. all cars seem to be very close together. When the speed increases. the most dynamic cars can be far away ..."

4. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"For example, being caught in a traffic jam is a stressor. Getting angry, agitated, and anxious is a response to being caught in the traffic jam. ..."

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