) KEY NOUN:
TRANSITIVE VERB: sec·tored
- The portion of a circle bounded by two radii and the included arc.
- A measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged together at one end.
- A division of a defensive position for which one military unit is responsible.
- A division of an offensive military position.
- A part or division, as of a city or a national economy: the manufacturing sector; the private sector.
- Computer Science A portion of a magnetic storage device making up the smallest addressable unit of information.
- To divide (something) into sectors.
Late Latin, from Latin, cutter
, from sectus
, past participle of secre
, to cut
; see sek-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:sec·tori·al
-) KEY (Adjective)