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  1. sec·tor
    IPA[ˈsektər]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sector, plural noun: sectors

    • noun

      an area or portion that is distinct from others:

      a distinct part or branch of a nation's economy or society or of a sphere of activity such as education:

    • noun

      the sector of the economy concerned with or relating to primary industry.
    • noun

      the part of the national economy that is not under direct government control:
    • noun

      the part of an economy that is controlled by the government:
    • noun

      the sector of the economy concerned with or relating to secondary industry.
    • noun

      the part of the national economy that is not under direct state control:
    • noun

      the sector of the economy concerned with or relating to primary industry.
    • noun

      the part of an economy that is controlled by the state:
    • noun

      the sector of an economy concerned with or relating to tertiary industry.
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