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NOUN (6)

1. a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle;

2. a social group that forms part of the society or the economy;
- Example: "the public sector"

3. a particular aspect of life or activity;
- Example: "he was helpless in an important sector of his life"
[syn: sector, sphere]

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;

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sector \Sec"tor\, n. [L., properly, a cutter, fr. secare, sectum, to cut: cf. F. secteur. See Section.] 1. (Geom.) A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc. [1913 Webster] 2. A mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on lines radiating from the common center of motion. The sector is used for plotting, etc., to any scale. [1913 Webster] 3. An astronomical instrument, the limb of which embraces a small portion only of a circle, used for measuring differences of declination too great for the compass of a micrometer. When it is used for measuring zenith distances of stars, it is called a zenith sector. [1913 Webster] Dip sector, an instrument used for measuring the dip of the horizon. Sector of a sphere, or Spherical sector, the solid generated by the revolution of the sector of a circle about one of its radii, or, more rarely, about any straight line drawn in the plane of the sector through its vertex. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sector n 1: a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle 2: a social group that forms part of the society or the economy; "the public sector" 3: a particular aspect of life or activity; "he was helpless in an important sector of his life" [syn: sector, sphere] 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
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "sector": adjunct, component, contingent, crescent, cross section, detachment, detail, district, division, dole, fraction, half circle, hemicycle, installment, item, parcel, part, particular, percentage, portion, precinct, quadrant, quarter, quota, random sample, remainder, sample, sampling, section, segment, semicircle, sextant, share, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies