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interstate

[adj. in-ter-steyt; n. in-ter-steyt] /adj. ˌɪn tərˈsteɪt; n. ˈɪn tərˌsteɪt/
adjective
1.
connecting or involving different states:
interstate commerce.
noun
2.
a highway serving two or more states.
3.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a highway that is part of the nationwide U.S. Interstate Highway System.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; inter- + state
Related forms
noninterstate, adjective
Can be confused
interstate, intestate, intrastate.
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Examples from the web for interstate
  • Most theories are state-centric, but interstate conflict is on the wane.
  • Don't forget the underground, high-pressure interstate gas lines.
  • Suppose you are on the interstate traveling at a speed of v and for a distance s.
  • Individual state licensing of essentially interstate activities was condemned.
  • Goa is also serviced by interstate bus and train lines.
  • Hand over the interstate highway medians as free rights-of-way.
  • Oftentimes, towns are several hours away from the nearest interstate highway.
  • interstate trucking uses a lot of fuel a fairly small number of vehicles.
  • interstate system with still images and video clips.
  • The stalking and interstate threats charges carry a maximum sentence of five years.
British Dictionary definitions for interstate

interstate

/ˈɪntəˌsteɪt/
adjective
1.
between or involving two or more of the states of the US, Australia, etc
adverb
2.
(Austral) to or into another state
verb
3.
(US) a motorway crossing between states
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Word Origin and History for interstate
adj.

1845, from inter- + state (n.). As "an interstate highway," by 1986, American English.

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