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infrastructure

Line breaks: in¦fra|struc¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnfrəstrʌktʃə
 
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Definition of infrastructure in English:

noun

The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise: the social and economic infrastructure of a country
More example sentences
  • It is easy to integrate into existing wired networks and standard enterprise computing infrastructures.
  • In some cases, they may even push the cooling infrastructures of older design facilities beyond their limits.
  • Facility executives also should identify what network infrastructures exist in the facility.

Origin

early 20th century: from French (see infra-, structure).

Derivatives

infrastructural

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • He also said a small number of national infrastructural projects had given the entire infrastructural programme a bad name.
  • The company said that it plans to invest €180 million on infrastructural development over the next four years.
  • It's an infrastructural environment many other countries envy.

Words that rhyme with infrastructure

substructure

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