information superhighway

[ 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.

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Origin of information superhighway

1975–80

historical usage of information superhighway

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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
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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.

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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