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SECTOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sector mean? 

SECTOR (noun)
  The noun SECTOR has 6 senses:

1. a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle
2. a body of people who form part of society or economy
3. a particular aspect of life or activity
4. the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes
5. a portion of a military position
6. measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end

  Familiarity information: SECTOR used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SECTOR (noun)


Sense 1sector [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("sector" is a kind of...):

plane figure; two-dimensional figure (a two-dimensional shape)

Meronyms (parts of "sector"):

arc (a continuous portion of a circle)


Sense 2sector [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A body of people who form part of society or economy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the public sector

Hypernyms ("sector" is a kind of...):

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sector"):

business; business sector (business concerns collectively)

black economy (a hidden sector of the economy where private cash transactions go unreported)

Holonyms ("sector" is a part of...):

society (an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization)

economic system; economy (the system of production and distribution and consumption)


Sense 3sector [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A particular aspect of life or activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

sector; sphere

Context example:

he was helpless in an important sector of his life

Hypernyms ("sector" is a kind of...):

aspect; facet (a distinct feature or element in a problem)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sector"):

department (a specialized sphere of knowledge)


Sense 4sector [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("sector" is a kind of...):

computer memory unit (a unit for measuring computer memory)

Holonyms ("sector" is a part of...):

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

allocation unit (a group of sectors on a magnetic disk that can be reserved for the use of a particular file)


Sense 5sector [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A portion of a military position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("sector" is a kind of...):

parcel; parcel of land; piece of ground; piece of land; tract (an extended area of land)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Holonyms ("sector" is a part of...):

battlefield; battleground; field; field of battle; field of honor (a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought)


Sense 6sector [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("sector" is a kind of...):

measuring device; measuring instrument; measuring system (instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something)


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