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"the private sector" in British English

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the private sectornoun [S]

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businesses and ​industries that are not ​owned or ​controlled by the ​government: 60 ​percent of ​recentgraduates are ​working in the ​privatesector. privatesectoremployers
(Definition of the private sector from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the private sector" in Business English

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the private sectornoun [S]

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ECONOMICS the ​part of a country's ​economy that consists of ​companies, ​businesses, etc. that are not ​owned by the ​government: It has always been difficult to persuade able ​candidates to ​aim at the ​civilservice rather than a ​job in the ​privatesector.
(Definition of the private sector from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the private sector”
in Chinese (Simplified) 私营部门…
in Turkish özel sektör…
in Russian частный сектор (экономики)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 私營部門…
in Polish sektor prywatny…
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