- N-SING: the NThe public sector is the part of a country's economy which is controlled or supported financially by the government.
...Carlos Menem's policy of reducing the public sector and opening up the economy to free-market forces...
To keep economic reform on track, 60,000 public-sector jobs must be cut.Ant:
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public-sector — UK US adjective [before noun] ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT ► used to refer to businesses and industries that are owned or controlled by the government, or things that are related to these businesses and industries: public sector… … Financial and business terms
public sector — public .sector n the public sector the industries and services in a country that are owned and run by the government →the private sector in the public sector ▪ a job in the public sector ▪ public sector workers ▪ public sector housing … Dictionary of contemporary English
public sector — noun singular the industries and services, for example schools, that are supported by tax money and controlled by the government of a country or an area: The typical member of Senate has worked elsewhere in the public sector. public sector… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
public sector — ➔ sector … Financial and business terms
public sector — n. The part of the economy controlled by the government, not by private individuals working for profit. See also private sector The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 … Law dictionary
public sector — ► NOUN ▪ the part of an economy that is controlled by the state … English terms dictionary
Public sector — The public sector is the part of economic and administrative life that deals with the delivery of goods and services by and for the government, whether national, regional or local/municipal. Examples of public sector activity range from… … Wikipedia
public sector — the area of the nation s affairs under governmental rather than private control. Cf. private sector. [1950 55] * * * noun [singular] : the part of an economy which is controlled or owned by the government She has a job in the public sector.… … Useful english dictionary
public sector — noun (singular) the industries and services in a country that are owned and run by the government: a job in the public sector | public sector employees compare private sector … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
public sector — / pʌblɪk ˌsektə/ noun nationalised industries and services ● a report on wage rises in the public sector or on public sector wage settlements Also called government sector … Dictionary of banking and finance