infrastructure

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1. Basic and usually permanent framework which supports a superstructure and is supported by a substructure.
2. Relatively permanent and foundational capital investment of a country, firm, or project that underlies and makes possible all its economic activity. It includes administrative, telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and waste removal and processing facilities. Some definitions also include education, health care, research and development, and training facilities.

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Urban infrastructure in parts of New York City include the Empire State Building, the Trump Tower, and every building and road in between that is useful to the average citizen living there.
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When I return to America from a third world country like Peru, I am always impressed by our infrastructure, especially our roads and power grid, which are well-maintained and very reliable.
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After the storm, the telephone lines were down, the power was out and the city buses were disabled, leaving the infrastructure deeply fractured.
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