What does Sector mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Sector:

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


  1. sector(Noun)


  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

  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

  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

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


  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


Editors Contribution

  1. sector

    A particular facet of society.

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

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


  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

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