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tertiary sector (ˈtɜːʃərɪ ˈsɛktə) 



  1. (economics) the tertiary sector consists of industries which provide a service, such as transport and finance   ⇒  ■ Service industries are so diverse that it can be argued that they encompass not only a tertiary sector but also quaternary and quinary sectors.,   ⇒  ■ economies that are slowly increasing the proportion of their labour force in the tertiary sector


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