What does infrastructure mean?

Definitions for infrastructure
ˈɪn frəˌstrʌk tʃərin·fras·truc·ture

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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

    Etymology: Perhaps from infrastructure, equivalent to .

  2. infrastructure(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. infrastructure

    The accurate and specific structures, systems, features, and organizations required for a community or society to function effectively and efficiently.

    Society has much infrastructure necessary to live easily, simply and harmoniously.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of infrastructure in a Sentence

  1. Michael Spavor:

    It's a nice area, it's on the coast, and it has the same qualities and infrastructure that once made places like Shenzhen and Hong Kong such attractive investment zones.

  2. Ben Hodges:

    We can carry out the tasks that we have now, that are assigned now, with the currently assigned forces and infrastructure and with the rotational forces that the Army has committed to provide, it would certainly be a challenge if they got any less.

  3. Humberto Reynolds:

    The better alternative to promote growth and hiring is to create a healthy investment environment … and how you achieve that is through infrastructure.

  4. Jeff Zients:

    He's totally battle-tested and I think he'll be invaluable in helping to deliver a clear and consistent message to the American people, the reason we need to pull out all the stops is that this program is really not on track. What we're inheriting from the Trump administration is much worse than what we could have imagined. There's no existing infrastructure on vaccine distribution, so we'll have to start from Day One.

  5. Ma Cherry Trivedi:

    We bring in the steel, the cement, everything you can think of...as infrastructure grows, which is the key aspect of any development in a country like Myanmar, you are going to see massive growth in imports.

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