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"interstate" in British English

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interstateadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌɪn.təˈsteɪt/  us   /ˈɪn.t̬ɚ.steɪt/
involving two or more of the ​states into which some ​countries such as the US are ​divided: the interstate ​highwaysystem interstate ​bankinglegislation interstate ​roadtransportcosts

interstatenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.tə.steɪt/  us   /ˈɪn.t̬ɚ-/
a ​fast, ​wideroad that goes between ​states and ​connectsimportantcities in the US
(Definition of interstate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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interstateadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɪnt·ərˈsteɪt/
involving two or more US ​states: interstate ​commerce
(Definition of interstate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"interstate" in Business English

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interstateadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈɪntəˌsteɪt/
involving two or more ​states, especially in the US: interstate ​sales/​shipments interstate ​banking/​commerce/​trade
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(Definition of interstate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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