Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sector

6 senses of sector

Sense 1
sector -- (a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle)
       => plane figure, two-dimensional figure -- (a two-dimensional shape)

Sense 2
sector -- (a social group that forms part of the society or the economy; "the public sector")
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 3
sector, sphere -- (a particular aspect of life or activity; "he was helpless in an important sector of his life")
       => aspect, facet -- (a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question")

Sense 4
sector -- (the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes)
       => computer memory unit -- (a unit for measuring computer memory)

Sense 5
sector -- (a portion of a military position)
       => tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel -- (an extended area of land)

Sense 6
sector -- (measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end)
       => measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device -- (instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something)

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