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infrastructurenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈɪn.frəˌstrʌk.tʃər/ us   /ˈɪn.frəˌstrʌk.tʃɚ/
C1 the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively: The war has badly damaged the country's infrastructure.

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infrastructural
adjective /ˌɪn.frəˈstrʌk.tʃər.əl/ /ˌɪn.frəˈstrʌk.tʃɚ.əl/
There are complex infrastructural challenges facing our country.
(Definition of infrastructure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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infrastructurenoun [C]

us   /ˈɪn·frəˌstrʌk·tʃər/
(Definition of infrastructure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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infrastructurenoun [C, usually singular, or U]

uk   /ˈɪnfrəˌstrʌktʃər/ us  
ECONOMICS the basic systems and services that are needed in order to support an economy, for example, transport and communication systems and electricity and water supplies: Infrastructure and economic projects will take time to complete and may not meet the population's high expectations. the country's/nation's/city's infrastructure
WORKPLACE the basic systems and services that a company or industry needs in order to work effectively: build/create/develop an infrastructure Creating an infrastructure for managing post-customer discards is evolving in many industries. a company's financial infrastructure
IT the equipment, software, etc. that a computer system needs in order to operate and communicate with other computers: broadband/information/IT infrastructure
(Definition of infrastructure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “infrastructure”
in Spanish infraestructura, infraestructuras…
in Vietnamese cơ sở hạ tầng…
in Malaysian infrastruktur…
in Thai โครงสร้างพื้นฐาน…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基础设施…
in Turkish altyapı…
in Russian инфраструктура…
in Indonesian infrastruktur, prasarana…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基礎建設…
in Polish infrastruktura…
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