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Sector   /sˈɛktər/   Listen

A plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle.
A social group that forms part of the society or the economy.
A particular aspect of life or activity.  Synonym: sphere.
The minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes.
A portion of a military position.
Measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end.

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"Sector" Quotes from Famous Books

... system of wheels. An axle, set in motion by the latter, revolves one way or the other, according to the direction of the telescope's motions. This axle is provided with an endless screw that gears with a toothed sector, and the latter controls the rotatory axis of the alidade. The elements of the toothed wheels and the number of revolutions of the armature for a given displacement of the telescope being properly calculated, it will ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882 • Various

... a nice round hand, like a boy's hand. He knew Spanish, and enough English. For the sector that was assigned to him he would not need a map. He knew it better than anyone else, certainly better than any mapmaker. Besides, he was poor and ...
— Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas • Raphael Aloysius Lafferty

... settlement at Manchester as a mechanical engineer, would occupy more space than we can well spare. But we may briefly mention a few of the more important. In 1816, while carrying on business on his own account in Deansgate, he invented his improved sector for correctly sizing wheels in blank previously to their being cut, which is still extensively used. In the same year he invented his improved screw-lathe; and in the following year, at the request of the boroughreeve and constables ...
— Industrial Biography - Iron Workers and Tool Makers • Samuel Smiles

... units of the southern sector was effected on the night of Dec. 22. The Meerut Division remained under the orders of the First Corps, and was not ...
— New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915 - April-September, 1915 • Various

... who gained even greater notoriety than Slade was "Wild Bill" Hickock, a tall, yellow-haired giant who had done splendid service as a scout in the western sector of the ...
— An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) • Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)

... a hillside above Ciry, and remained there. Now the German gunner in whose sector Ciry was included should not be dismissed with a word. He was a man of uncertain temper and accurate shooting, for in the first place he would shell Ciry for a few minutes at any odd time, and in the second he knocked a gun out in three shells ...
— Adventures of a Despatch Rider • W. H. L. Watson

... into an index, and moves to an extent corresponding to the pressure applied to the tube; but in the more recent forms of this apparatus, a dial and a hand, like those of a clock, are employed, and the hand is moved round by a toothed sector connected to the tube, and which sector acts on a pinion attached to the hand. Mr. Shank, of Paisley, has lately introduced a form of steam gauge like a thermometer, with a flattened bulb; and the pressure of the steam, by compressing the bulb, causes the ...
— A Catechism of the Steam Engine • John Bourne

... gained at Maurepas were violently attacked on August 26, 1916, but the French artillery wrought terrible havoc among the German troops, and they withdrew in disorder. In two days the French took over 350 prisoners in this sector. ...
— The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII) - History of the European War from Official Sources • Various

... in satisfaction. There was a banded sun off to port, which was good. A breakout at no more than sixty light-hours from one's destination wasn't bad, in a strange sector of the galaxy and after three ...
— This World Is Taboo • Murray Leinster

... "you bombard the left-hand sector, toward the fire and the sea. Rrisa, take the right-hand one. The middle is for me. ...
— The Flying Legion • George Allan England

... along over hill and valley, through the sector occupied by the British Army, freed of all responsibilities, we felt as though we were off for a holiday. The area as far as Amiens had recently been taken over by the British and we were surprised to find that there were no British troops in that town excepting a few officers. It had, ...
— On the Fringe of the Great Fight • George G. Nasmith

... an important election Daddy! How could you possibly relax? There're seventy-three seats in question ... the whole balance. If things go wrong in just the Alkes sector ... why ... you could be sent back to the floor. You'd lose your job as ... why ... someone ...
— Operation Haystack • Frank Patrick Herbert

... sector Laconice lunae. Coruus aquat. Ne incalceatus in montes. Domj Milesia Sacra hec non aliter constant. Gallus insistit Leonis vestigia quaeris (ostentation with couardize) fumos vendere Epiphillides. Calidum mendacium optimum Solus Currens vincit. Vulcaneum vinclum. ...
— Bacon is Shake-Speare • Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence

... an S O S. Space passenger ship Lady Venus requests assistance immediately. Position is sector two, chart one hundred three. ...
— Stand by for Mars! • Carey Rockwell

... ready! We're going on a field trip! Wygor, you get the rest of the expedition ready; you and I are going up to see what all this is about." He jabbed at the communicator button. "Fry it! Why should this have to happen in my sector? Hello! Give me an inter-city connection. I want to talk to Baythim Venns, co-ordinator of ...
— The Asses of Balaam • Gordon Randall Garrett

... The Making and use of the Geometricall Instrument called a Sector . . . by Thomas Hood, 1598, has a list of errata headed Faultes escaped, with this note ...
— Literary Blunders • Henry B. Wheatley

... gunners of the British Army stationed "Somewhere in France" and had just arrived at our rest billets, after a weary march from the front line sector. ...
— Defenders of Democracy • Militia of Mercy

... Harrington's eye. He puffed slowly at his pipe and slid a piece from the center toward the sector of the board nearest him. Blount whistled softly and ...
— Uller Uprising • Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr

... delight. The orders will be that for me the War is about to begin again in grim earnest, and that to-morrow at dawn I take over and defend till further notice, and against all the most noisy and loathsome inventions that man can devise, that sector of the trenches which extends from the Swiss frontier ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, July 25, 1917 • Various

... who was in command of all troops in this sector, issued orders for an attack to be made to clear the enemy from the Fortuin-Passchendaele Road. The attack was to be made by two Companies of the Shropshire Light Infantry, with the 7th Durham Light Infantry in support and the 6th in ...
— The Story of the 6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry - France, April 1915-November 1918 • Unknown

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