What does sector mean?

Definitions for sector
ˈsɛk tərsec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sector(noun)

    a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle

  2. sector(noun)

    a social group that forms part of the society or the economy

    "the public sector"

  3. sector, sphere(noun)

    a particular aspect of life or activity

    "he was helpless in an important sector of his life"

  4. sector(noun)

    the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes

  5. sector(noun)

    a portion of a military position

  6. sector(noun)

    measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end

Wiktionary

  1. sector(Noun)

    section

  2. sector(Noun)

    zone (designated area)

  3. sector(Noun)

    A part of a circle, extending to the center.

  4. sector(Noun)

    a fixed-sized unit (traditionally 512 bytes) of sequential data stored on a track of a digital medium (compare to block)

  5. sector(Noun)

    An area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible.

  6. sector(Noun)

    One of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier.

  7. sector(Noun)

    a fictional region of space designated for navigational or governance purposes; for instance, W:Sector (Star Trek), W:List of Star Wars sectors

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sector(noun)

    a part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc

    Etymology: [L., properly, a cutter, fr. secare, sectum, to cut: cf. F. secteur. See Section.]

  2. Sector(noun)

    a mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on lines radiating from the common center of motion. The sector is used for plotting, etc., to any scale

    Etymology: [L., properly, a cutter, fr. secare, sectum, to cut: cf. F. secteur. See Section.]

  3. Sector(noun)

    an astronomical instrument, the limb of which embraces a small portion only of a circle, used for measuring differences of declination too great for the compass of a micrometer. When it is used for measuring zenith distances of stars, it is called a zenith sector

    Etymology: [L., properly, a cutter, fr. secare, sectum, to cut: cf. F. secteur. See Section.]

Freebase

  1. Sector

    Sector is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located along the west bank of the South Branch Potomac River on Fleming-Sector Road across from Glebe. Sector grew in importance as a result of its operation of a post office and station on the South Branch Valley Railroad in the early 20th century. On the railroad, it was known as Glebe Station because it served Glebe across the South Branch. A suspension bridge once connected the two communities via Fleming-Sector Road, but it was demolished after a succession of serious floods, most recently in the late 1930s or early 1940s and has not been rebuilt since.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sector

    sek′tur, n. that which cuts: that which is cut off: a portion of the circle between two radii and the intercepted arc: a mathematical instrument for finding a fourth proportional: an astronomical instrument: (mech.) a toothed gear, the face of which is the arc of a circle.—adjs. Sec′toral; Sectō′rial, adapted or intended for cutting.—n. a scissor-tooth. [L. sectorsecāre, to cut.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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 Nautical Terms

  1. sector

    See DIP-SECTOR.

Editors Contribution

  1. sector

    A particular facet of society.

    The various sectors were very efficient and effective working in unity with each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sector' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1188

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sector' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1209

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sector' in Nouns Frequency: #401

Anagrams for sector »

  1. coster

  2. rectos

  3. Tresco

  4. corset

  5. escort

  6. scrote

  7. scoter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sector in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sector in a Sentence

  1. Med Jones:

    The US government alone cannot get its economy out of the crisis. It appears to me that the current policy makers are suffering from the gambler's syndrome. They keep spending more money hoping that they will eventually win. More debt spending is a receipt for bankruptcy. Real economic growth comes from government and private sector investments, not from massive debt spending followed by tax increases or currency devaluation.

  2. Francisco Rivera:

    I’ve been in the public sector since 2004.

  3. Julia Goh:

    What we are seeing is a weak ringgit inflating the export growth figures, we see continued support in exports of the electrical and electronic sector, chemicals, machinery appliances, optical equipment and manufactures of metal. This has more than offset the declines in commodity exports.

  4. Warut Promboon:

    It's a sign that bailouts are not for everybody and that the slowing economy is taking its toll on the non-investment grade sector, the strong names will get the benefit of cheap funding because the central bank will keep monetary conditions easy while the riskier credits will have a hard time refinancing because of weakening metrics.

  5. Malcolm Pyne:

    The problem with reports like this is that generalize. They certainly take no account of what happens in the UK independent butchery sector, where we pride ourselves on selling naturally-reared, naturally-prepared meat. But it’s precisely our sector which risks being hit by the fallout.

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