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infrastructure (s) (noun), infrastructures (pl)
1. An underlying base or foundation of an organization or a system: "The company strived to improve its financial infrastructure of so all of the employees could maintain their jobs."
2. The basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society: "Infrastructures include transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, and public institutions consisting of schools, post offices, and prisons."

"More money needs to be spent by the government in order to save the deteriorating infrastructures of the country."

3. Etymology: from 1927, from French infrastructure; from Latin infra-, "below, underneath, beneath" + structure, "a fitting together, adjustment, building"; from structus and struere, "to pile, to build, to assemble".

The installations that form the basis for any operation or system; originally it was in a military sense.

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A system of public works; such as, roads and sewers, necessary to the functioning of a society.
1. The basic underlying framework or features of a system or organization.
2. Large-scale public systems like power, water supply, roads, public transportation, etc.

While economists may debate the details, the combined national, provincial, and local spending for economic stimulus promises to change the face of China, giving the country a world-class infrastructure to move goods and people quickly, affordably, and reliably across great distances.

Infrastructure refers to the foundation of an organization as well as large scale public systems; such as, roads and public buildings of a country or region. You will often hear information technology (I.T.) professionals discuss their network infrastructure for their computer network.

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