noun Date: 1927 1. the underlying foundation or basic framework (as of a system or organization) 2. the permanent installations required for military purposes 3. the system of public works of a country, state, or region; also the resources (as personnel, buildings, or equipment) required for an activity • infrastructural adjective

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