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information superhighway

n.
The global information and communications network that includes the internet and other networks and switching systems such as telephone networks, cable television networks, and satellite communication networks.

information superhighway

n
1. (Telecommunications) the concept of a worldwide network of computers capable of transferring all types of digital information at high speed
2. (Telecommunications) another name for the internet
Informal name: information highway

in′forma′tion su′perhighway


n.
a large-scale communications network providing a variety of often interactive services, such as text databases, electronic mail, and audio and video materials, accessed through computers, television sets, etc.
Also called data highway.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.information superhighway - an extensive electronic network (such as the internet) used for the rapid transfer of sound and video and graphics in digital forminformation superhighway - an extensive electronic network (such as the internet) used for the rapid transfer of sound and video and graphics in digital form
electronic network, network - (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
Translations
قَناة المَعلومات السَّريعه في الكومبيوتر
informační dálnice
informationsmotorvejen
információs szupersztráda
informačná superdiaľnica
hızlı kanal

information superhighway

n the information superhighway (Comput) → l'autostrada telematica

inform

(inˈfoːm) verb
1. to tell; to give knowledge to. Please inform me of your intentions in this matter; I was informed that you were absent from the office.
2. (with against or on) to tell facts to eg the police about (a criminal etc). He informed against his fellow thieves.
inˈformant noun
someone who tells or informs. He passed on the news to us, but would not say who his informant had been.
ˌinforˈmation noun
facts told or knowledge gained or given. Can you give me any information about this writer?; the latest information on the progress of the war; He is full of interesting bits of information.
inˈformative (-mətiv) adjective
giving useful information. an informative book.
inˈformer noun
a person who informs against a criminal etc.
ˌinformation ˌsuperˈhighway noun
a fast computer channel through which information, pictures etc are sent from one computer to another.
inforˈmation techˌnology noun
the study and use of electronic systems and computers for storing, analysing and utilizing information.
information does not have a plural: some information ; any information .
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