Definition of tertiary sector in English:

tertiary sector

Line breaks: ter|tiary sec¦tor

noun

The sector of an economy concerned with or relating to tertiary industry.
More example sentences
  • The only branch that held up was skilled workers in small businesses, especially repair and maintenance firms, which served as a bridge between industry and the expanding tertiary sector.
  • Core economic sectors such as machine production declined considerably, while the tertiary sector experienced considerable growth and became the most important employer and contributor to the economy.
  • This contradiction has come about through the increasingly soft education system that seems to offer women better opportunities in all fields of employment but yet again they take the same old jobs in caring and tertiary sectors.

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