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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 civil service rather than a job in the private sector.
(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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