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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.


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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