- noun1 part of the business activity of a countryADJECTIVE▪ important, key▪ growing, growth▪ independent (BrE), private▪ public, state▪ non-profit (esp. AmE), voluntary (BrE)▪ economic, industry, market▪
The survey covers a wide range of industry sectors.▪ agricultural, business, commercial, corporate, export, industrial, manufacturing, media, retail, service▪ banking, financial, financial services (esp. BrE)▪ energy, oil▪ electronics, high-tech, tech, technology, telecom (esp. AmE), telecommunications, telecoms (BrE)▪ education, schools (BrE), university (esp. BrE)▪
the chronic underfunding of the education sector▪ health, health-care▪ tourism, tourist (esp. BrE)▪ consumer, household (esp. AmE)PREPOSITION▪ in a/the sector▪
He went on to a successful career in the private sector.▪
employment opportunities in the higher education sectorPHRASES▪ a sector of the economy, a sector of the industry, a sector of the market2 part of an area or of a large group of peopleADJECTIVE▪ rural, urban▪ northern, north-eastern, etc.VERB + SECTOR▪ divide sth into▪
Berlin was divided into four sectors after the war.PHRASES▪ a sector of the city▪ a sector of society, a sector of the population
Collocations dictionary. 2013.