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.
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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
It's a whole new infrastructure.
We are slowly updating 40-year old infrastructure.
A massive amount of infrastructure just goes away.
Second time we talked a little about infrastructure.
The focus of the trip is connectivity and infrastructure.
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Translations for Infrastructure
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- البنية التحتيةArabic
- infraestructuraCatalan, Valencian
- taristu, infrastruktuurEstonian
- زیرساخت, زیر ساختPersian
- 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 సౌకర్యాలు, మౌలికTelugu
- بنیادی ڈھانچہUrdu
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