public sector

See also: public-sector


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public + sector


public sector (plural public sectors)

  1. Any government and all entities that are controlled or funded by it.
    • 2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19:
      It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child's life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.



public sector (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to a public sector.

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