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sectornoun [C]

uk   /ˈsek.tər/  us   /ˈsek.tɚ/
  • sector noun [C] (ECONOMIC AREA)

C1 one of the areas into which the economic activity of a country is divided: In the financial sector, banks and insurance companies have both lost a lot of money. The country has a new policy of transferring state industries 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 particular country: What is the total oil output from the British sector of the North Sea?
(Definition of sector from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sectornoun [C]

 us   /ˈsek·tər/
a part of society that can be separated from other parts because of its own special character: 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 southern part of the city.
(Definition of sector from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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(Definition of sector from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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