Definitions for Infrastructureˈɪn frəˌstrʌk tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•fra•struc•tureˈɪn frəˌstrʌk tʃər(n.)

  1. the basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization.

  2. the fundamental facilities serving a country, city, or area, as transportation and communication systems, power plants, and roads.

    Category: Government

  3. the military installations of a country.

    Category: Government, Military

Origin of infrastructure:

1925–30

in`fra•struc′tur•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. infrastructure, substructure(noun)

    the basic structure or features of a system or organization

  2. infrastructure, base(noun)

    the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

    "the industrial base of Japan"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. infrastructure(noun)ˈɪn frəˌstrʌk tʃər

    a set of connected systems that helps sth to operate well

    the country's economic infrastructure

Wiktionary

  1. infrastructure(Noun)

    An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system

  2. infrastructure(Noun)

    The basic facilities, services and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society

  3. Origin: Perhaps from infrastructure, equivalent to .

Freebase

  1. Infrastructure

    Infrastructure is basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function. It can be generally defined as the set of interconnected structural elements that provide framework supporting an entire structure of development. It is an important term for judging a country or region's development. The term typically refers to the technical structures that support a society, such as roads, bridges, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, telecommunications, and so forth, and can be defined as "the physical components of interrelated systems providing commodities and services essential to enable, sustain, or enhance societal living conditions." Viewed functionally, infrastructure facilitates the production of goods and services, and also the distribution of finished products to markets, as well as basic social services such as schools and hospitals; for example, roads enable the transport of raw materials to a factory. In military parlance, the term refers to the buildings and permanent installations necessary for the support, redeployment, and operation of military forces. To make it simple, infrastructure is anything that is needed everyday, an everyday item.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. infrastructure

    All building and permanent installations necessary for the support, redeployment, and military forces operations (e.g., barracks, headquarters, airfields, communications, facilities, stores, port installations, and maintenance stations). See also bilateral infrastructure; common infrastructure; national infrastructure.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Infrastructure' in Nouns Frequency: #2988

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