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public sector

noun
1.
the area of the nation's affairs under governmental rather than private control.
Compare private sector.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples from the web for public sector
  • He improved quality and cut costs by letting private firms compete with the public sector to supply many of the city's services.
  • Yes cuts are painful because they will displace people from jobs n the public sector.
  • Standard government hiring puts a heavy emphasis on applicants' experience in the public sector.
  • In the public sector, they are promoted and given a raise and a desk job.
  • They work closely with the public sector, trying to strengthen it.
  • It is even more frustrating if that business involves the public sector and government employees.
  • Government-backed refinancing is another option but it puts a lot of fiscal risk on the public sector.
  • Management consultants have been hopping all over the public sector for years.
  • The accelerating demise of final-salary schemes provided by companies contrasts with their rude health in the public sector.
  • The disruptive reforms that have so changed the private sector should now be let loose on the public sector.
British Dictionary definitions for public sector

public sector

noun
1.
the part of an economy that consists of state-owned institutions, including nationalized industries and services provided by local authorities Compare private sector
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public sector in Culture

public sector definition


That part of the economy controlled by the government. (Compare private sector.)

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