public sector

noun

Definition of public sector

:the part of an economy which is controlled or owned by the government
  • a job in the public sector

Word by Word Definitions

public play
  1. : exposed to general view : open

  2. : well-known, prominent

  3. : perceptible, material

  1. : a place accessible or visible to the public

  2. : the people as a whole : populace

  3. : a group of people having common interests or characteristics

sector play
  1. : a geometric figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle

  2. : a subdivision of a defensive military position

  3. : a portion of a military front or area of operation

  1. : to divide into or furnish with sectors


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