infrastructure

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

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infrastructure (countable and uncountable, plural infrastructures)

  1. (systems theory) An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system. [from 1887]
    Synonym: underbuilding
    Hyponym: Common Language Infrastructure
    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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