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Definition 1: measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end - [noun denoting artifact]

(sector is a kind of ...) instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

Definition 2: a particular aspect of life or activity - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sector or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was helpless in an important sector of his life

Synonyms for sector in the sense of this definition

(sector is a kind of ...) a distinct feature or element in a problem

"he studied every facet of the question"

(... is a kind of sector ) a specialized sphere of knowledge

"baking is not my department" "his work established a new department of literature"

Definition 3: a social group that forms part of the society or the economy - [noun denoting group]

Samples where sector or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the public sector

(sector is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of sector ) business concerns collectively

"Government and business could not agree"

(... is a kind of sector ) a hidden sector of the economy where private cash transactions go unreported

"no one knows how large the black economy really is"

(... is part of sector) an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization

(... is part of sector) the system of production and distribution and consumption

Definition 4: a portion of a military position - [noun denoting location]

(sector is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is part of sector) a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought

"they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"

(sector belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 5: the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes - [noun denoting quantity]

(sector is a kind of ...) a unit for measuring computer memory

(... is part of sector) (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted

"since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"

(... is part of sector) a group of sectors on a magnetic disk that can be reserved for the use of a particular file

Definition 6: a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle - [noun denoting shape]

(sector is a kind of ...) a two-dimensional shape

(sector is a part of ...) a continuous portion of a circle

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