sector

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A geometric sector, to the left.

sector (plural sectors)

  1. section
  2. zone (designated area).
  3. (geometry) part of a circle, extending to the center
  4. (computing) fixed-sized unit (traditionally 512 bytes) of sequential data stored on a track of a digital medium (compare to block)
  5. (military) an area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible
  6. (military) one of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier
  7. (science fiction) a fictional region of space designated for navigational or governance purposes; for instance, W:Sector (Star Trek), W:List of Star Wars sectors
  8. (calculation) an instrument consisting of two rulers of equal length joined by a hingeW
  9. a field of economic activity
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21: 
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around. Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. When a series of bank failures made this impossible, there was widespread anger, leading to the public humiliation of symbolic figures.
    public sector;  private sector

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From secō (cut, cut off).

Noun[edit]

sector m (genitive sectōris); third declension

  1. One who cuts or cuts off, cutter.
  2. A purchaser or bidder at a sale of confiscated goods. (feminine: sectrix)
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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sector sectōrēs
genitive sectōris sectōrum
dative sectōrī sectōribus
accusative sectōrem sectōrēs
ablative sectōre sectōribus
vocative sector sectōrēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

Frequentative from sequor (follow).

Verb[edit]

present active sector, present infinitive sectārī, perfect active sectātus sum (deponent)

  1. I follow continually, attend, accompany.
  2. I follow after, pursue, chase.
  3. I seek after/out
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References[edit]

  • Langenscheidt Pocket Latin Dictionary

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

sector m (plural sectores)

  1. (Portugal) Alternative form of setor.

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Noun[edit]

sector m (plural sectores)

  1. section.
  2. zone.
  3. branch.