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INFRASTRUCTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infrastructure mean? 

INFRASTRUCTURE (noun)
  The noun INFRASTRUCTURE has 2 senses:

1. the basic structure or features of a system or organization
2. the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

  Familiarity information: INFRASTRUCTURE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFRASTRUCTURE (noun)


Sense 1infrastructure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The basic structure or features of a system or organization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

infrastructure; substructure

Hypernyms ("infrastructure" is a kind of...):

structure (the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts)

Holonyms ("infrastructure" is a part of...):

system (instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity)


Sense 2infrastructure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

infrastructure; base

Context example:

the industrial base of Japan

Hypernyms ("infrastructure" is a kind of...):

fund; stock; store (a supply of something available for future use)

Meronyms (parts of "infrastructure"):

communication equipment; communication system (facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information)

water; water supply; water system (a facility that provides a source of water)

transit; transportation; transportation system (a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods)

sewage system; sewage works; sewer system (facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage)

school system (establishment including the plant and equipment for providing education from kindergarten through high school)

public works (structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use)

grid; power grid; power system (a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region)

penal facility; penal institution (an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public)

main (a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage)

gas system (facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service)

fire station; firehouse (a station housing fire apparatus and firemen)


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