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"sector" in British English

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sectornoun [C]

uk   /ˈsek.tər/  us   /-tɚ/

sector noun [C] (ECONOMIC AREA)

C1 one of the ​areas into which the ​economicactivity of a ​country is ​divided: In the financial sector, ​banks and ​insurancecompanies have both ​lost a lot of ​money. The ​country has a new ​policy of ​transferringstateindustries from the public sector to the private sector.
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sector noun [C] (CONTROLLED AREA)

an ​area of ​land or ​sea that has been ​divided from other ​areas and is ​controlled by a ​particularcountry: What is the ​totaloiloutput from the British sector of the ​North Sea?
(Definition of sector from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sector" in American English

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sectornoun [C]

 us   /ˈsek·tər/
a ​part of ​society that can be separated from other ​parts because of ​its own ​specialcharacter: the ​farm sector the nonprofit sector She ​works in the ​private/​public sector (= for a ​business/​government) A sector is also an ​area of ​land or ​sea that has been ​divided from other ​areas: The ​buildings are in an ​industrial sector in the ​southernpart of the ​city.
(Definition of sector from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sector" in Business English

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sectornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsektər/ ECONOMICS
(Definition of sector from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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