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infrastructure in Sociology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinfrastructurein‧fra‧struc‧ture /ˈɪnfrəˌstrʌktʃə $ -ər/ ●○○ AWL noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PGSSthe basic systems and structures that a country or organization needs in order to work properly, for example roads, railways, banks etc 🔊 Some countries lack a suitable economic infrastructure. 🔊 a $65 billion investment package in education, health care and infrastructureinfrastructural adjective
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infrastructureThese developments often failed because of the limited scale of the local social and economic infrastructure.If anything the situation is worse, with sharp cutbacks in government investments in education, infrastructure, and research.More can be done to cut excess infrastructure and support.Where existing infrastructure is inadequate or nonexistent, new alternatives tend to take off faster.Were this not all, the new sources of energy lie in regions devoid of infrastructure and population.Urban life depends upon an invisible stratum of people who repair the city's infrastructure while all the rest are abed.So, some aspects of the technical infrastructure for electronic commerce are already in place.