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Industry vs. Sector

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Industrynoun

(uncountable) The tendency to work persistently. Diligence.

‘Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy.’;

Sectornoun

section

Industrynoun

Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole. Trade.

‘The software and tourism industries continue to grow, while the steel industry remains troubled.’; ‘The steel industry has long used blast furnaces to smelt iron.’;

Sectornoun

zone (designated area).

Industrynoun

Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.

Sectornoun

(geometry) part of a circle, extending to the center

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Industrynoun

The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises.

‘There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.’;

Sectornoun

(computing) fixed-sized unit (traditionally 512 bytes) of sequential data stored on a track of a digital medium (compare to block)

Industrynoun

Automated production of material goods{{cite-web

Sectornoun

(military) an area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible

Industrynoun

(archaeology) A typological classification of stone tools, associated with a technocomplex.

Sectornoun

(military) one of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier

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Industrynoun

Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; - opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.

‘We are more industrious than our forefathers, because in the present times the funds destined for the maintenance of industry are much greater in proportion to those which are likely to be employed in the maintenance of idleness, than they were two or three centuries ago.’;

Sectornoun

(science fiction) a fictional region of space designated for navigational or governance purposes.

Industrynoun

Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry.

Sectornoun

(calculation) an instrument consisting of two rulers of equal length joined by a hinge.

Industrynoun

Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.

Sectornoun

a field of economic activity

‘public sector;’; ‘private sector’;

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Industrynoun

the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise;

‘each industry has its own trade publications’;

Sectornoun

(engineering) A toothed gear whose face is the arc of a circle.

Industrynoun

the organized action of making of goods and services for sale;

‘American industry is making increased use of computers to control production’;

Sectornoun

A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc.

Industrynoun

persevering determination to perform a task;

‘his diligence won him quick promotions’; ‘frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues’;

Sectornoun

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.

Industrynoun

economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories

‘new investment incentives for British industry’;

Sectornoun

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.

Industrynoun

a particular form or branch of economic or commercial activity

‘the car industry’;

Sectornoun

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

Industrynoun

an activity or domain in which a great deal of effort is expended

‘the Shakespeare industry’;

Sectornoun

a body of people who form part of society or economy;

‘the public sector’;

Industrynoun

hard work

‘the kitchen became a hive of industry’;

Sectornoun

a particular aspect of life or activity;

‘he was helpless in an important sector of his life’;

Sectornoun

the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes

Sectornoun

a portion of a military position

Sectornoun

measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end

Sectornoun

an area or portion that is distinct from others

‘operations in the southern sector of the North Sea’;

Sectornoun

a distinct part or branch of a nation's economy or society or of a sphere of activity such as education

‘the government aimed to reassure the industrial and commercial sector’;

Sectornoun

a subdivision of an area for military operations.

Sectornoun

a subdivision of a track on a magnetic disk.

Sectornoun

the plane figure enclosed by two radii of a circle or ellipse and the arc between them.

Sectornoun

a mathematical instrument consisting of two arms hinged at one end and marked with sines, tangents, etc. for making diagrams.

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