[ 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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Inquire vs. EnquireAnd just what, may we ask, is the difference between these? While inquire means “to seek information in a formal way,” enquire means “to ask in a general way.” They can be used interchangeably. Inquire and enquire both originate from the same Latin word, meaning to seek. Both words mean to request information or examine facts. Inquire or enquire can be used as either a …
Origin of information superhighway
Also called da·ta high·way.
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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.
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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