Definitions for public sector

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  1. public sector(Noun)

    Industries or services provided or funded by the government

  2. public sector(Adjective)

    Of or relating to industries or services provided or funded by the government

  3. Origin: public + sector


  1. 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

  1. Public Sector

    The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francisco Rivera:

    I’ve been in the public sector since 2004.

  2. Bob Penn:

    The pressure to restructure is moving from the public sector to the private sector.

  3. Ahmad Kaikaus:

    We have asked public-sector power companies to set up equipment for generating electricity from solar, they are carrying out feasibility studies.

  4. Milorad Dodik:

    This is a favourable arrangement which will support the budget and enable stable payments of pensions and wages and strengthen liquidity of the public sector.

  5. Mark Miller:

    It is unfortunate that the Jones Act is being used as one excuse for the financial crisis, which was brought about by too much public-sector borrowing and spending.


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