- The definition of infrastructure is the basic facilities and installations that help a government or community run, including roads, schools, phone lines, sewage treatment plants and power generation.
An example of infrastructure is the basic roads and power lines for a new housing development.
infrastructure definition by Webster's New World
Origin: infra- plush structure
- infrastructural adjective
infrastructure definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.
- The basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society, such as transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, and public institutions including schools, post offices, and prisons.
- inˌfra·strucˈtur·al adjective
infrastructure - Business Definition
- In economics, the capital assets that allow the citizens of a country to travel, communicate, work, and live. This includes roads, communications networks, bridges, utilities, and so forth.
- In information technology, the hardware that connects computers and users.
infrastructure - Computer Definition
(1) The fundamental structure of a system or organization. The basic, fundamental architecture of any system (electronic, mechanical, social, political, etc.) determines how it functions and how flexible it is to meet future requirements.
(2) May refer to system and development programs in contrast to applications. A computer system's infrastructure would include the operating system, database management system (DBMS), communications protocols, compilers and other development tools.
infrastructure - Investment & Finance Definition
- The physical underpinning of a country that support activities and transportation, such as roads, railways, electrical systems, and so on.
- In contemporary jargon, the basic abilities and structure of a company.