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Definition of Sector

Sector

  1. A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc.
  2. A mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on lines radiating from the common center of motion. The sector is used for plotting, etc., to any scale.
  3. An astronomical instrument, the limb of which embraces a small portion only of a circle, used for measuring differences of declination too great for the compass of a micrometer. When it is used for measuring zenith distances of stars, it is called a zenith sector.
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Sector Translations

sector in Afrikaans is sektor
sector in Dutch is sector
sector in French is secteur
sector in German is Sektor, Sector
sector in Italian is settore, area
sector in Portuguese is setor
sector in Spanish is recinto, sector
sector in Swedish is sektor, avsnitt