sub·​sec·​tor ˈsəb-ˌsek-tər How to pronounce subsector (audio)
variants or sub-sector
plural subsectors or sub-sectors
: a sector that is part of a larger sector
… the category is more diversified than you may think, since it can include such varied subsectors as aerospace components, high-tech industrial machinery, and scientific instruments.Stephanie Losee

Examples of subsector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, food, beverages, and semiconductors were among the worst-performing subsectors. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 What everyone needs to keep in mind: This pool is keeping every subsector well-hydrated, even if some individual companies and organizations have struggled for a snapshot in time. Bob Herman Reprints, STAT, 22 Jan. 2024 Indexes tracking subsectors such as chips and software recorded their best annual gains since 2009, when the market was bouncing back from the global financial crisis. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 3 Jan. 2024 The commercial facilities sector, for instance, consists of eight subsectors, including real estate, retail, sports leagues, and entertainment venues. Eric Noonan, Fortune, 20 Dec. 2023 The top-performing subsectors were cultural media, coal, and auto parts. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Blackstone sees investing in different types of companies across various clean-energy subsectors as the way to go. Luis Garcia, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 All subsectors were positive as semiconductors, software, and household products outperformed. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Judge notes that discretionary subsectors and those tied to the housing market saw weaker sales volumes in August, something expected to continue as the labor market softens and mortgage renewals squeeze discretionary consumption. WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subsector was in 1906

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“Subsector.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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