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sector

sec·tor

sector

 
 
pronunciation:
sek tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an identifiable segment or part of a landscape, area, society, political system, or the like.
We were not allowed to enter the Russian sector of the city without authorization.Jobs will have to come from the private sector of employment.
similar words:
territory, zone
definition 2: in warfare, a delineated region of fighting or defense.
Heavy casualties were sustained in the eastern sector.
definition 3: in geometry, a figure shaped like a piece of pie and determined by an arc of a circle and the two radii that intersect the endpoints of it.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sectored, sectoring, sectors
definition: to divide into parts, esp. conceptually coherent ones.
Berlin was sectored into four zones after the war.
Word Parts
The word sector contains the following part:
sect Latin root that means to cut