the basic structure or features of a system or organization
the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
"the industrial base of Japan"
An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system
The basic facilities, services and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society
Origin: Perhaps from infrastructure, equivalent to .
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
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Infrastructure' in Nouns Frequency: #2988
The numerical value of Infrastructure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Infrastructure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Cuba needs lots of infrastructure: highway infrastructure, communications infrastructure, hydraulic infrastructure and there will be many opportunities for companies.
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.
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
Not only is our civilian infrastructure susceptible to cyberattack, but we have to be concerned about our military infrastructure, there's no point in having planes and ships and armored vehicles in today's world if the network is itself vulnerable.
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.
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- البنية التحتيةArabic
- infraestructuraCatalan, Valencian
- taristu, infrastruktuurEstonian
- bonneagar, infreastruchtúrIrish
- बुनियादी सुविधाओंHindi
- ենթակառույց, ենթակառուցվածքArmenian
- インフラストラクチャ, インフラJapanese
- 基盤施設, 기간 시설, 인프라스트럭처, 인프라, 기반 시설, 基幹施設Korean
- infraestructura, infra-estruturaPortuguese
- అవస్థాపన సౌకర్యాలుTelugu
- بنیادی ڈھانچہUrdu
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