Definition of the public sector noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the public sector

BrE BrE//ˌpʌblɪk ˈsektə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpʌblɪk ˈsektər//
[singular] (economics) Economy
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the part of the economy of a country that is owned or controlled by the government public sector housing compare private sector, third sector See related entries: Economy
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