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English noun: sector

1. sector (shape) a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle


Broader (hypernym)plane figure, two-dimensional figure


Part holonymarc

2. sector (group) a social group that forms part of the society or the economy


SamplesThe public sector.


Broader (hypernym)social group


Narrower (hyponym)black economy, business, business sector


Part meronymeconomic system, economy, society

3. sector (cognition) a particular aspect of life or activity


SamplesHe was helpless in an important sector of his life.


Synonymssphere


Broader (hypernym)aspect, facet


Narrower (hyponym)department

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


Broader (hypernym)computer memory unit


Part meronymallocation unit, block

5. sector (location) a portion of a military position


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Part meronymbattlefield, battleground, field, field of battle, field of honor


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

6. sector (artifact) measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end


Broader (hypernym)measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system









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