verb (used with object)
Origin of sector
Examples from the Web for sectoral
Contemporary Examples of sectoral
Sectoral sanctions that could cripple the Russian economy are also long overdue.It’s Finally Time for the West to Stand Up to Putin
July 18, 2014
President Obama and other leaders have spoken of “sectoral sanctions”—presumably in the financial and energy realms.Why Aren’t Sanctions Stopping Putin?
Meghan L. O’Sullivan
May 13, 2014
Word Origin for sector
1560s, "section of a circle between two radii," from Late Latin sector "section of a circle," in classical Latin "a cutter, one who cuts," from sectus, past participle of secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Translated Greek tomeus in Latin editions of Archimedes. Meaning "area, division" appeared 1920, generalized from military sense (1916) of "part of a front," based on a circle centered on a headquarters. As a verb from 1884. Related: Sectoral; sectorial.