Sector vs Diameter - What's the difference?

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In geometry|lang=en terms the difference between sector and diameter

is that sector is (geometry) part of a circle, extending to the center while diameter is (geometry) the maximum distance between any two points in a metric space.

As nouns the difference between sector and diameter

is that sector is section while diameter is (geometry) any straight line between two points on the circumference of a circle that passes through the centre/center of the circle.

sector

English

(wikipedia sector)

Noun

(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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    diameter

    Alternative forms

    * diametre

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geometry) Any straight line between two points on the circumference of a circle that passes through the centre/center of the circle.
  • (geometry) The length of such a line.
  • (geometry) The maximum distance between any two points in a metric space
  • (graph theory) The maximum eccentricity over all vertices in a graph.
  • See also

    * circumference * radius

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