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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.]

## 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]
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## 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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 sector - a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circleplane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shapearc - 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 relationsociety - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organizationbusiness 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"sphereaspect, 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 bytescomputer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memoryblock - (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 positionarmed 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"parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract, parcel - an extended area of land 6 sector - measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one endmeasuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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## sector

noun
1. the nation's manufacturing sector
2. Officers were going to retake sectors of the city.
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Translations
قِسْم، قِطاعقِطاع
sektorvýseč
cirkeludsnitsektor
sektori
sektor
körcikk
geiri

부문
sektorius
sektors
výsek
področjesektor
sektor
ภาคหรือกลุ่ม
daire dilimisektör
khu vực

## sector

[ˈsektəʳ] N
1. (Econ, Ind) →
the public sector
2. (Mil) →
3. (Geom) →
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

## sector

[ˈsɛktər] n
[economy] →
the manufacturing sector →
[community, population] →
(MILITARY) (= area) [city, country] →
(GEOMETRY) [circle] →
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## sector

n (also Comput) → Sektor m
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## sector

[ˈsɛktəʳ] n (gen) → (Geom) →
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## 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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

## sector

sektor sektor sektori sektor 部門 부문 sektor ภาคหรือกลุ่ม khu vực
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