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private sector Line breaks: pri|vate sec¦tor

Definition of private sector in English:


The part of the national economy that is not under direct state control: the government had hoped to make the private sector take over nuclear power stations [as modifier]: private sector practices
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  • This is because they are so widespread and deeply ingrained in both the public and private sectors of the economy.
  • Some see it as an ominous sign of things to come in the relationship between the public and private sectors in economic policy.
  • Graduate students of the school were employed both in the public and private sectors of the economy.
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