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private sector

the area of the nation's economy under private rather than governmental control.
Compare public sector.
Origin of private sector
1950-55 Unabridged
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private sector

the part of a country's economy that consists of privately owned enterprises Compare public sector
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private-sector in Culture

private sector definition

That part of an economy in which goods and services are produced by individuals and companies as opposed to the government, which controls the public sector.

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