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infrastructure

[in-fruh-struhk-cher] /ˈɪn frəˌstrʌk tʃər/
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
1925-1930
1925-30; infra + structure
Related forms
infrastructural, adjective
Synonyms
1. basis, foundation, support.
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British Dictionary definitions for infra-structural

infrastructure

/ˈɪnfrəˌstrʌktʃə/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for infra-structural

infrastructure

n.

1887, from French infrastructure (1875); see infra- + structure (n.). The installations that form the basis for any operation or system. Originally in a military sense.

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