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sec·tor

 (sĕk′tər, -tôr′)
n.
1. A part or division, as of a city or a national economy: the manufacturing sector.
2. Mathematics
a. The portion of a circle bounded by two radii and the included arc.
b. A measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged together at one end.
3. Computers A portion of a storage device making up the smallest addressable unit of information.
4.
a. A division of a defensive position for which one military unit is responsible.
b. A division of an offensive military position.
tr.v. sec·tored, sec·tor·ing, sec·tors
To divide (something) into sectors.

[Late Latin, from Latin, cutter, from sectus, past participle of secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

sec·to′ri·al (-tôr′ē-əl) adj.

sector

(ˈsɛktə)
n
1. a part or subdivision, esp of a society or an economy: the private sector.
2. (Mathematics) geometry either portion of a circle included between two radii and an arc. Area: r2θ, where r is the radius and θ is the central angle subtended by the arc (in radians)
3. (Mathematics) a measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end
4. (Military) a part or subdivision of an area of military operations
5. (Computer Science) computing the smallest addressable portion of the track on a magnetic tape, disk, or drum store
[C16: from Late Latin: sector, from Latin: a cutter, from secāre to cut]
ˈsectoral adj

sec•tor

(ˈsɛk tər)

n.
1.
a. a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle.
b. a mathematical instrument consisting of two flat rulers hinged together at one end and bearing various scales.
2. the area that a particular military unit is assigned to defend.
3. a distinct part, esp. of society or of a nation's economy.
4. a section or zone, as of a city.
v.t.
5. to divide into sectors.
[1560–70; < Late Latin: sector, Latin: cutter =sec(āre) to cut + -tor -tor]
sec′tor•al,
sec•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.

sec·tor

(sĕk′tər)
The part of a circle bounded by two radii and the arc between them.

sector

1. An area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible.
2. One of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier. See also area of influence; zone of action.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sector - a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circlesector - a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle
plane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shape
arc - a continuous portion of a circle
2.sector - a social group that forms part of the society or the economy; "the public sector"
social group - people sharing some social relation
society - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
business sector, business - business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree"
black economy - a hidden sector of the economy where private cash transactions go unreported; "no one knows how large the black economy really is"
economic system, economy - the system of production and distribution and consumption
3.sector - a particular aspect of life or activity; "he was helpless in an important sector of his life"
aspect, facet - a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question"
department - a specialized sphere of knowledge; "baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature"
4.sector - the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
block - (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
allocation unit - a group of sectors on a magnetic disk that can be reserved for the use of a particular file
5.sector - a portion of a military position
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field - a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
6.sector - measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

sector

noun
1. part, division, branch, category, arm, sphere, stratum, subdivision the nation's manufacturing sector
2. area, part, region, district, zone, quarter, belt, neighbourhood, tract Officers were going to retake sectors of the city.
Translations
قِسْم، قِطاعقِطاع
sektorvýseč
cirkeludsnitsektor
sektori
sektor
körcikk
geiri
部門
부문
sektorius
sektors
výsek
področjesektor
sektor
ภาคหรือกลุ่ม
daire dilimisektör
khu vực

sector

[ˈsektəʳ] N
1. (Econ, Ind) → sector m
the public sectorel sector público
see also voluntary C
2. (Mil) → sector m
3. (Geom) → sector m

sector

[ˈsɛktər] n
[economy] → secteur m
the manufacturing sector → le secteur manufacturier
[community, population] → secteur m
(MILITARY) (= area) [city, country] → secteur m
(GEOMETRY) [circle] → secteur m

sector

n (also Comput) → Sektor m

sector

[ˈsɛktəʳ] n (gen) → settore m (Geom) → settore m circolare

sector

(ˈsektə) noun
a section of a circle whose sides are a part of the circumference and two straight lines drawn from the centre to the circumference.

sector

قِطاع sektor sektor Sektor τομέας sector sektori secteur sektor settore 部門 부문 sector sektor sektor setor сектор sektor ภาคหรือกลุ่ม sektör khu vực 领域
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