Definition of secondary sector in English:

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secondary sector

noun

Economics
The sector of the economy concerned with or relating to primary industry.
Example sentences
  • The revisions exposed a more pronounced primary sector contraction while the secondary sector benefited from higher than estimated growth in meat processing.
  • The primary sector employs 22 percent of workers, the secondary sector 28 percent, and the tertiary sector 50 percent.
  • Changes are needed to provide professional leadership and economic incentives in both primary and secondary sectors.

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Syllabification: sec·ond·ar·y sec·tor

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