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English definition of “the public sector”

the public sector

noun [usually singular]    
businesses and industries that are owned or controlled by the government : public sector workers Business and commerce - general words
(Definition of the public sector noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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