Sector vs Agency - What's the difference?

sector | agency |

As nouns the difference between sector and agency

is that sector is section while agency is the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power; action or activity; operation.



(wikipedia sector)


(en noun)
  • section
  • zone (designated area).
  • (geometry) part of a circle, extending to the center
  • (computing) fixed-sized unit (traditionally 512 bytes) of sequential data stored on a track of a digital medium (compare to block)
  • (military) an area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible
  • (military) one of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier
  • (science fiction) a fictional region of space designated for navigational or governance purposes; for instance, ,
  • (calculation) an instrument consisting of two rulers of equal length joined by a hinge W
  • a field of economic activity
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around. Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. When a series of bank failures made this impossible, there was widespread anger, leading to the public humiliation of symbolic figures.}}

    Derived terms

    * subsector * boot sector * private sector * public sector * state sector

    See also

    * area of influence * boot block * zone of action


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    (Webster 1913)


  • The capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power; action or activity; operation.
  • The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward.
  • A person or thing through which power is exerted or an end is achieved: instrumentality, means.
  • The office or function of an agent; also, the relationship between a principal and that person's agent.
  • An establishment engaged in doing business for another; also, the place of business or the district of such an agency.
  • A department or other administrative unit of a government; also, the office or headquarters of, or the district administered by such unit of government.
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    Central Intelligence Agency


    * action * operation * efficiency * instrumentality * management

    Derived terms

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