Dictionary.com

information superhighway

[ in-fer-mey-shuhn soo-per-hahy-wey ]
/ ˌɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən ˈsu pərˌhaɪ weɪ /
Save This Word!

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.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
Also called da·ta high·way.

Origin of information superhighway

First recorded in 1975–80
See internet.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for information superhighway

information superhighway

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for information superhighway

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.

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.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Hate Typos? Get Grammar Coach