Definition of sector
1a : a geometric figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circleb (1) : a subdivision of a defensive military position (2) : a portion of a military front or area of operationc : an area or portion resembling a sector bilingual sector of town — David Kleinbergd : a sociological, economic, or political subdivision of society cooperation between the public and private sectors — Peter Chapman
2 : a mathematical instrument consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint and marked with several scales
3 : a subdivision of a track on a computer disk
Examples of sector in a Sentence
He was assigned to the northern sector.
Data is stored on the disk in 512-byte sectors.
Recent Examples of sector from the Web
All government and private-sector health plans must also cover birth control, vasectomies, prenatal and post-partum care, counseling for domestic abuse victims as well as screenings for cervical and breast cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.
When inflation was low, wage restraint — increases for most public-sector employees have been capped at 1 percent per year since 2013 — was just about palatable.
His second career was in the private sector, initially at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and later as the director of business development for Northrop Grumman Tactical Unmanned Systems in Rancho Bernardo.
The day is a platform to bring together nonprofits, government agencies, the private sector and others to raise awareness of the challenges women and girls face due to menstruation, and to look for solutions.
Nearly everything Trump has said, however, suggests that his understanding of the $3 trillion U.S. health-care sector remains dangerously limited.
Our general view is public retirement benefits should reflect those available in the private sector as much as possible.
Students have experimented with tactics to see what works, and this kind of tenants union could give mass leverage in other sectors, too.
San Diego Sports Innovators currently has 105 member companies in golf, yoga, surf, skate, cycling, retail, nutrition and other sports and technology sectors.
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First Known Use of sector
SECTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sector for English Language Learners
: an area of an economy : a part of an economy that includes certain kinds of jobs
: an area for which someone (such as a military commander) is responsible
computers : one of the parts that a computer disk is divided into
SECTOR Defined for Kids
Definition of sector for Students
: a part of an area or of a sphere of activity the industrial sector of the economy
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