public sector

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public + sector

Noun[edit]

public sector (plural public sectors)

  1. Industries or services provided or funded by the government.
    • 2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19: 
      It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child's life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.

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Adjective[edit]

public sector (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to industries or services provided or funded by the government

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