PUBLIC-SECTOR

public sector

noun
the area of the nation's affairs under governmental rather than private control.
Compare private sector.


Origin:
1950–55

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

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public sector definition


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

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