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Definition 1: the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where infrastructure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the industrial base of Japan

Synonyms for infrastructure in the sense of this definition

(infrastructure is a kind of ...) a supply of something available for future use

"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"

(infrastructure is a part of ...) a facility that provides a source of water

"the town debated the purification of the water supply" "first you have to cut off the water"

(infrastructure is a part of ...) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

(infrastructure is a part of ...) facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage

(infrastructure is a part of ...) establishment including the plant and equipment for providing education from kindergarten through high school

(infrastructure is a part of ...) structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use

(infrastructure is a part of ...) a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region

(infrastructure is a part of ...) an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public

(infrastructure is a part of ...) a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

(infrastructure is a part of ...) facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service

(infrastructure is a part of ...) a station housing fire apparatus and firemen

(infrastructure is a part of ...) facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information

Definition 2: the basic structure or features of a system or organization - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for infrastructure in the sense of this definition

(infrastructure is a kind of ...) the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts

"artists must study the structure of the human body" "the structure of the benzene molecule"

(... is part of infrastructure) instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity

"he bought a new stereo system" "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"

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