Definitions for public sector
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Industries or services provided or funded by the government
Of or relating to industries or services provided or funded by the government
Origin: public + sector
The public sector refers to "the part of the economy concerned with providing basic government services. The composition of the public sector varies by country, but in most countries the public sector includes such services as the police, military, public roads, public transit, primary education and healthcare for the poor. The public sector might provide services that non-payer cannot be excluded from, services which benefit all of society rather than just the individual who uses the service, and services that encourage equal opportunity."
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.
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