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"the public sector" in British English

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the public sectornoun [S]

uk   us  
businesses and ​industries that are ​owned or ​controlled by the ​government: Most ​doctorswork in the ​publicsector. publicsectorworkers such as ​nurses or ​teachers
(Definition of the public sector from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the public sector" in Business English

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the public sectornoun [S]

uk   us   ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT
businesses, ​industries and ​organizations that are ​owned or ​controlled by the ​government: Levels of ​pay are the ​principal reason why the ​publicsector still ​finds it difficult to ​recruit.
(Definition of the public sector from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the public sector”
in Chinese (Simplified) 公营部门…
in Turkish kamu sektörü…
in Russian государственный сектор (экономики)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公營部門…
in Polish sektor publiczny…
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