Definition of infrastructure in English:

infrastructure

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’
    • ‘In France, investing in railways is seen as investing in the infrastructure of France.’
    • ‘In the past, these infrastructures were physically and functionally separate.’
    • ‘We are exploring new avenues where we can use our vast infrastructure to earn profits.’
    • ‘We also need to progress our plans to invest in the transport infrastructure.’
    • ‘Existing communication infrastructures should be used, but others may need to be developed.’
    • ‘It would run the infrastructure and charge the train operators for the use of the track.’
    • ‘It recognises the infrastructure in place and the level of service we can provide here.’
    • ‘Multinationals are also investing in infrastructure and communication systems.’
    • ‘But he also emphasized the need to provide physical protection to critical infrastructures.’
    • ‘In this country we have the resources and expertise to build infrastructures and basis for commerce abroad.’
    • ‘Little is being invested in the infrastructure and maintenance of the oil industry.’
    • ‘This is not intended to be a political debate about ownership of the infrastructure.’
    • ‘They require breaking old habits and patterns of care and forging new infrastructures.’
    • ‘In some cases, they may even push the cooling infrastructures of older design facilities beyond their limits.’
    • ‘If people are healthy and educated they are then stronger to improve their own communities and build sound infrastructures.’
    • ‘The French built an infrastructure and created a rudimentary education system.’
    • ‘Facility executives also should identify what network infrastructures exist in the facility.’
    • ‘India is also emerging as a huge coal consumer as it works to upgrade its infrastructure.’
    • ‘It has the infrastructure in place and knows the logistics of large scale delivery systems.’
    • ‘It is easy to integrate into existing wired networks and standard enterprise computing infrastructures.’
    structure, framework, frame, form, make-up, constitution, composition, Construction, organization, infrastructure, foundations, mechanisms, anatomy, essence
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

infrastructure

/ˈɪnfrəstrʌktʃə/