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 (sĕk′tər, -tôr′)
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.
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.


1. of or relating to a sector
2. (Zoology) zoology
a. adapted for cutting: the sectorial teeth of carnivores.
b. designating a vein in the wing of an insect that links certain branches of the radius vein
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Adj.1.sectorial - relating to or resembling a sector; "a sectorial box"
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