Traffic light

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Definition

a traffic light: a set of three lights (red, yellow and green) which control the movement of vehicles on a road
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Examples

  • "Studies show that the current 'traffic light' labelling system - red, amber and green labels representing the amounts of salt, sugar, and fat - for foods on sale in supermarkets is reasonably common, but not effective enough in reducing obesity."
  • "Just carry along this road for about a block, and then you take a left at the traffic lights."

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