infra-structural

infrastructure

[in-fruh-struhk-cher]
noun
1.
the basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization.
2.
the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, as transportation and communication systems, power plants, and schools.
3.
the military installations of a country.

Origin:
1925–30; infra + structure

infrastructural, adjective


1. basis, foundation, support.
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infrastructure (ˈɪnfrəˌstrʌktʃə)
 
n
1.  the basic structure of an organization, system, etc
2.  the stock of fixed capital equipment in a country, including factories, roads, schools, etc, considered as a determinant of economic growth

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infrastructure
1927, from Fr. (1875), from infra- (q.v.) + structure. The installations that form the basis for any operation or system. Originally in a military sense.
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