What does Infrastructure mean?

Definitions for Infrastructureˈɪn frəˌstrʌk tʃər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Infrastructure.

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"


  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 .


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Infrastructure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Infrastructure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Federico Martinez:

    Cuba needs lots of infrastructure: highway infrastructure, communications infrastructure, hydraulic infrastructure and there will be many opportunities for companies.

  2. James Scott:

    Among state sponsored hacking groups, Russian APT’s approach hacking our critical infrastructure as if they are playing chess; strategically, methodically and with a concentrated focus.

  3. Marsha Blackburn:

    Look at what is happening in China and in Russia. They have units that are specifically targeted cyber warfare. They are carrying it out. Our critical infrastructure is attacked thousands of times a day

  4. Med Jones:

    China and Africa have strong growing relationship; as China continues to grow, we will see the Chinese offer more infrastructure development to African governments in return for natural resources and farmland to support its vast population. It is a natural and mutually beneficial relationship.

  5. Global Infrastructure Investor Association:

    Infrastructure as an asset class has emerged from within alternative assets into its own distinct class, private investors in this asset class are likely going to play a crucial role in the coming decades as existing infrastructure across the globe requires updating and new infrastructure is created.

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