infrastructure

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Infrastructure is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Noun[change]

Singular
infrastructure

Plural
infrastructures

  1. (countable & uncountable) A place's infrastructure is the basic public works such as roads, electricity & water supply, and schools, that allow it to function.
    The construction of the BAM railway will provide an infrastructure for exports to Japan and the US.
    The new bridge will be one of Europe's largest ever infrastructure projects.
  2. (countable & uncountable) The infrastructure is the basic ideas and systems that support an organisation or a project.
    The hardware-software system provides an infrastructure for messaging applications across the company.

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