[ UK /sˈɛktɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛktɝ/ ]
  1. measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end
  2. the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes
  3. a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle
  4. a particular aspect of life or activity
    he was helpless in an important sector of his life
  5. a portion of a military position
  6. a social group that forms part of the society or the economy
    the public sector
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How To Use sector In A Sentence

  • Bounties were paid right across a banking sector whose incompetence threw thousands of innocents into jeopardy. Times, Sunday Times
  • They contended that many foreign central banks were willing to absorb all the foreign currency earned by their exporting sectors that was not willingly held by their private sector in US dollar denominated assets.
  • Locked into declining industries and a shrinking public sector, unions have become ineffective. Times, Sunday Times
  • Objective:To observe the effects of to integrate acusector concussion with suggestible dialogue treat 530 patient with hysteria spasm.
  • These new forces have synchronized with the conscious policy of a certain sector of Canadian opinion which has persistently sought to detach us from that quarter of the world's orbit and the world's people comprised in the British federacy. Whither Canada
  • In the first instance the government was aiming to foster a private sector in small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • One sector that was particularly hard hit was computer hard drives. Times, Sunday Times
  • There is, and always has been, a co-dependence between the public and private sectors. For his next trick, Mr Osborne must offer us a bold new world | Will Hutton
  • The selling may not see strong bids from regular customers because the sector's yield level is unattractively low, said Naoki Tsuchiyama , a market economist at Mizuho Securities. Japanese Yields Rise
  • In fact what we have been witnessing in recent times is an extension of the state sector under the cloak of trying to ensure proper economic competition.
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