infrastructure

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[1887] Borrowed from French infrastructure, equivalent to infra- +‎ structure.

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infrastructure (countable and uncountable, plural infrastructures)

  1. An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.
    The infrastructure of parasitic tyranny 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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From infra- +‎ structure.

Noun[edit]

infrastructure f (plural infrastructures)

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

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