• (GA) IPA: /ˈɪnfɹəˌstɹʌk(t)ʃɚ/


  1. (systems theory) An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system. [from 1887]
    Synonyms: underbuilding
    hypo en
    The infrastructure of parasitic tyranny depends on secrecy in order to be effective.
  2. The basic facilities, services and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society.
    • 2015, John Oliver, “Infrastructure ↗Bruce Willis}} we tend to find it a bit boring.”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 2, episode 4, written by Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      Infrastructure: It's our roads, bridges, dams, levees, airports, power grids... basically, anything that can be destroyed in an action movie... The problem is, though, when our infrastructure is not being destroyed by robots and/or saved by {{w
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