- the basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization.
- the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, as transportation and communication systems, power plants, and schools.
- the military installations of a country.
Origin of infrastructure
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1. basis, foundation, support.
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Examples from the Web for infrastructure
Instead, the Republicans should tie their push for infrastructure to getting folks off the couch and back to work.
Next, the GOP should hammer away at how our roads, bridges, and tunnels are crumbling, and push for an infrastructure initiative.
For aesthetic reasons, ski resort operators try to limit the noise and infrastructure associated with producing power.Solar Powered Ski Lift
The Daily Beast
November 24, 2014
The NSA had already built the infrastructure to tap into communications networks.How the NSA Became a Killing Machine
November 9, 2014
“Tourism is housing, infrastructure, security, parks; it is food,” she says.Cameroonian Women Fighting Sexism With Tourism
November 7, 2014
To advance this concept, technology and its infrastructure and application are vital.Shock and Awe
Harlan K. Ullman
Most communist countries inherited an infrastructure of laws and institutions from their historical predecessors.
These are the telltale overt signs of a comprehensive collapse of the infrastructure and of the export and internal markets.
To secure this remarkable achievement – the underworld had to procure and then maintain – infrastructure and technologies.
A minimum of 10-13 billion dollars will be required simply to restore Serbia's infrastructure to its former, inglorious self.
- the basic structure of an organization, system, etc
- the stock of fixed capital equipment in a country, including factories, roads, schools, etc, considered as a determinant of economic growth
Word Origin and History for infrastructure
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper