[ in-fer-mey-shuh n soo-per-hahy-wey ]
/ ˌɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən ˈsu pərˌhaɪ weɪ /
a large-scale communications network providing a variety of often interactive services, as text databases, email, and audio and video materials, accessed through computers, television sets, etc.
Words nearby information superhighway
Origin of information superhighway
Also called da·ta high·way.
historical usage of information superhighway
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British Dictionary definitions for information superhighway
the concept of a worldwide network of computers capable of transferring all types of digital information at high speed
another name for the internet
Informal name: information highway
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Culture definitions for information superhighway
A term that describes all of the infrastructure, including cable, satellites, and assorted hardware, that allows information to be transferred at great speed over large distances to all people.
notes for information superhighway
The term implies an analogy between the construction of an information infrastructure in the Internet age with the construction of the interstate highway system constructed in the last half of the twentieth century.
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