Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “sector”

sector

noun [C] (ECONOMIC AREA)    /ˈsek.tər/ US  /-tɚ/
C1 one of the areas into which the economic activity of a country is divided : In the financial sector, banks and insurance companies have both lost a lot of money . The new government's policy is to transfer state industries from the public sector to the private sector.Economics and the state of the economy
(Definition of sector noun (ECONOMIC AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of sector

Definitions of “sector” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More