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Definitions for infrastructure
ˈɪn frəˌstrʌk tʃərin·fra·struc·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infrastructure, substructurenoun

    the basic structure or features of a system or organization

  2. infrastructure, basenoun

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

    "the industrial base of Japan"


  1. infrastructurenoun

    An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system

    Etymology: Perhaps from infrastructure, equivalent to .

  2. infrastructurenoun

    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  

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  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. Arizona Democrat:

    I think it's very important for The President to know that... the Democratic caucus is here to ensure that The President doesn't fail, and we're here to make sure that The President is successful in making sure that we do have a larger infrastructure plan.

  2. Anil Ambani:

    We are creating compelling homegrown solutions in education, health care, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services and new commerce, each of these solutions, once proven in India, will be offered to the rest of the world to address global challenges.

  3. Christopher Smith:

    If we dont build any new fossil fuel infrastructure, there is a good chance well avoid the worst impacts of Climate Change.

  4. Ashton Carter:

    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.

  5. Marty Walsh:

    We want to ensure that while implementing the bipartisan infrastructure law, the jobs that are created are high-paying, good quality jobs, and make sure people have access.

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