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English definition of “sector”


noun [C]     /ˈsektər/ ECONOMICS
one of the areas of activity that a country's economy is divided into: the agricultural / industrial / manufacturing sector the banking / business / financial sector the IT/ technology / telecommunications sectorin a sector New jobs were being created in the aerospace sector. → Compare industry
→ See also commercial sector, corporate sector, primary sector, private-sector, the private sector, public-sector, the public sector, the retail sector, secondary sector, service sector, tertiary sector, third sector
(Definition of sector noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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