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expressway vs. highway

[ ik-spres-wey ]
  1. a highway especially planned for high-speed traffic, usually having few if any intersections, limited points of access or exit, and a divider between lanes for traffic moving in opposite directions.
[ hahy-wey ]
  1. a main road, especially one between towns or cities: the highway between Los Angeles and Seattle.
  2. any public road or waterway.
  3. any main or ordinary route, track, or course.

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