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public sector

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

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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