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infrastructure

Pronunciation:   in-fruh-struhk-chur
   
Definition : A highly organized system of transporting goods.
   
Facts: There are several different infrastructures that are important to Americans. Natural gas has an infrastructure of pipes that allow gas to be piped all across North America, from Mexico to Canada. The electrical transmission grid is another important imfrastructure. The transmission wires (visible along roadsides) send energy over hundreds of miles from a utility's generators to buildings and street lights.