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infrastructurenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈɪn.frəˌstrʌk.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
C1 the ​basicsystems and ​services, such as ​transport and ​powersupplies, that a ​country or ​organization uses in ​order to ​workeffectively: The ​war has ​badlydamaged the country's infrastructure.

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infrastructural
adjective
There are ​complex infrastructural ​challengesfacingourcountry.
(Definition of infrastructure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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infrastructurenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·frəˌstrʌk·tʃər/
the ​basicstructure of an ​organization or ​system which is ​necessary for ​itsoperation, esp. ​publicwater, ​energy, and ​systems for ​communication and ​transport
(Definition of infrastructure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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infrastructurenoun [C, usually singular, or U]

uk   us   /ˈɪnfrəˌstrʌktʃər/
ECONOMICS the basic ​systems and ​services that are needed in ​order to ​support an ​economy, for ​example, ​transport and ​communicationsystems and electricity and water ​supplies: Infrastructure and ​economicprojects 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 ​industryneeds in ​order to ​workeffectively: 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 ​computersystemneeds 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 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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