Translation of sector in Spanish:

sector

Pronunciation: /ˈsektər; ˈsektə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (part) sector (masculine) the private/public sector el sector privado/público sectors of the population sectores de la población
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    • The belt of southern sectors from Sectors 31 to 49 and Sectors 20, 21, 22 and 23 were affected.
    • Illegal rooms have been constructed by city residents on open terraces of the existing block of flats in the entire belt of the southern sectors.
    • Combined they account for a huge portion of the beef sector which overall makes up about 90% of meat output in the Irish market.
    1.2 [Military/Militar] sector (masculine) the American sector of the city el sector americano de la ciudad
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    • The First Battalion of the Black Watch is based in the British sector of southern Iraq, near Basra.
    • Smith described the fighting in the southern sector as heavy with ‘lots of casualties’ among al-Qaida forces.
    • This flight concentrated on the role usually played by the helicopter over the southern sector in response to naval tasking.
  • 2 (of circle) sector (masculine)
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    • For example, Figure 4a shows three such rings formed from the sectors and rectangle in Figure 3a.
    • The protein molecules are modeled as 120 deg sectors of a circle.
    • Each group was made up of units designated by letters, which were then assigned appropriate sectors on circles of different sizes.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.