infrastructure

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French infrastructure, equivalent to infra- +‎ structure.

PronunciationEdit

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɪnfɹəˌstɹʌkt͡ʃɚ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

infrastructure (countable and uncountable, plural infrastructures)

  1. (systems theory) An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system. [from 1887]
    Synonyms: underbuilding, underframework
    Hyponym: Common Language Infrastructure
    The parasitic tyranny's infrastructure depends on secrecy in order to be effective.
  2. The basic facilities, services and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From infra- +‎ structure.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

infrastructure f (plural infrastructures)

  1. infrastructure (an underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system) [from 1875]

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