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Sector   /sˈɛktər/   Listen
Sector

noun
1.
A plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle.
2.
A social group that forms part of the society or the economy.
3.
A particular aspect of life or activity.  Synonym: sphere.
4.
The minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes.
5.
A portion of a military position.
6.
Measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end.



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"Sector" Quotes from Famous Books



... at last in what they call a quiet sector. Most of the soldiers round this place is French. I understand there pretty sore at the Americans cause some of them came up here and began shootin up the Germans. Of course you cant have a decent war if nobodies goin to pay ...
— "Same old Bill, eh Mable!" • Edward Streeter

... entered and handed Jack a slip of paper. It was from the commander of their squadron, and said, in effect, that though Tom and Jack were no longer under his orders, having been duly transferred to another sector, yet he would be obliged if they would call on him, ...
— Air Service Boys in the Big Battle • Charles Amory Beach

... would send them "up the line," a group of officers was gathered in the senior major's hut for the purpose of studying in detail some photographs, secured by our aircraft, of the enemy trenches immediately opposite their own sector of the front line. They had finished their study, and were engaged in the diverting and pleasant exercise of ragging each other. The particular subject of that discussion was their various sprinting abilities, and the comparative usefulness of various kinds of funk-holes as a protection ...
— The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land • Ralph Connor

... girdle consists of a number of fabric scallops through which run strands of Italian hemp. These strands, of which there are a large number, are led towards the bottom ridge, where they are drawn together and secured to a rigging sector. To these sectors the main external rigging cables are attached. The diagram shows better than any description this ...
— British Airships, Past, Present, and Future • George Whale



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