[adjective in-ter-steyt; noun in-ter-steyt] /adjective ˌɪn tərˈsteɪt; noun ˈɪn tərˌsteɪt/
connecting or involving different :
a highway serving two or more .
(sometimes initial capital letter) a highway that is part of the nationwide U.S. Interstate Highway System.
between or involving two or more of the states of the US, Australia, etc
(Austral) to or into another state
(US) a motorway crossing between states
1845, from inter- + state (n.). As “an interstate highway,” by 1986, American English.
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a board, consisting of seven members, that supervises and regulates all carriers, except airplanes, engaged in interstate commerce. Abbreviation: I.C.C., ICC. Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) A federal agency that monitors the business operations of carriers transporting goods and people between states. Its jurisdiction includes railroads, ships, trucks, buses, oil pipelines, and […]
noun 1. a network of U.S. highways connecting the 48 contiguous states and most of the cities with populations above 50,000, begun in the 1950s and estimated to carry about a fifth of the nation’s traffic.
[stey-shuh n] /ˈsteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a place or position in which a person or thing is normally located. 2. a stopping place for trains or other land conveyances, for the transfer of freight or passengers. 3. the building or buildings at such a stopping place. 4. the district or municipal headquarters of certain public […]
- Interstellar medium
noun 1. the matter occurring between the stars of our Galaxy, largely in the spiral arms, and consisting mainly of huge clouds of ionized, neutral, or molecular hydrogen ISM interstellar medium (ĭn’tər-stěl’ər) Material, mostly hydrogen gas, other gases, and dust, occupying the space between the stars and providing the raw material for the formation of […]
[in-ter-stel-er] /ˌɪn tərˈstɛl ər/ adjective 1. Astronomy. situated or occurring between the stars: interstellar dust. /ˌɪntəˈstɛlə/ adjective 1. conducted, or existing between two or more stars adj. 1620s, “situated between the stars,” from inter- + stellar.