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sector

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsektər/
ECONOMY one part of a country's economy: the private/public sector the financial/manufacturing sectorEconomics and the state of the economy
AREA one of the parts that an area is divided into: the British sector of the North SeaParts of countriesAreas of land in generalSpace - general words
(Definition of sector from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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