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[in-fruh-struhk-cher] /ˈɪn frəˌstrʌk tʃər/

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.
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

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.

Basic support services for computing, particularly national networks.
See also information superhighway.


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