Sector Definition

sĕktər, -tôr
sectors
noun
sectors
Part of a circle bounded by any two radii and the arc included between them.
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A distinct part of society or of an economy, group, area, etc.; section; segment.
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A mathematical instrument consisting of two rulers marked with various scales and jointed together at one end, used in solving problems, measuring angles, etc.
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A portion of a magnetic storage device making up the smallest addressable unit of information.
American Heritage
Any of the districts into which an area is divided for military operations.
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Antonyms:
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verb
To divide into sectors.
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other
A group of companies that are in the same industry. For instance, there is a technology sector and a health care sector.
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Other Word Forms of Sector

Noun

Singular:
sector
Plural:
sectors

Origin of Sector

  • Late Latin from Latin cutter from sectus past participle of secāre to cut sek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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