information superhighway


: a telecommunications infrastructure or system (as of television, telephony, or computer networks) used for widespread and usually rapid access to information
especially : internet

called also infobahn, information highway

Examples of information superhighway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The obscure nonprofit was founded two decades earlier to hook up Morrow County schools and hospitals to the information superhighway. Mike Rogoway, oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2022 The point is that Cassill is part of a generation of younger people who live much of their lives on the information superhighway, aka the Internet. Greg Engle, Forbes, 19 June 2021 It’s exiting the information superhighway, and thanks to enthusiasts, like race car driver Landon Cassill, its going racing in NASCAR. Greg Engle, Forbes, 19 June 2021 The information superhighway, as it was once called, has led to a digital Tower of Babel. Brian Lowry, CNN, 14 Dec. 2020 And without any option to just type in a generalized URL via the PS5 interface, the User's Guide is of limited use for surfing the information superhighway (as all the hippest '90s kids would say). Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 11 Nov. 2020 Any band would rather be on the road – Sidewalk Prophets included – but because that’s now nearly impossible, Frey and company decided to get on the information superhighway instead. Chris Varias, The Enquirer, 9 Aug. 2020 And while that option remains very much intact, technological advances have elevated libraries to an information superhighway. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, 8 June 2020 Ellis County is on its way to becoming the next major crossroads on the information superhighway. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 6 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of information superhighway was in 1983

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“Information superhighway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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