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route 128

route 128 in Culture

Route 128 definition

Used as a synonym for high technology (see high-tech); this term refers to a highway encircling the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, which is known for the concentration of electronics and computer firms located along it. (Compare Silicon Valley.)

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