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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

Example Sentences Including 'tertiary sector'

Before Chatfield and his partners bought it, UCC had also resold Apple computers into the tertiary sector.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
The Commonwealth may then be in a better position to introduce more competition into the tertiary sector to the benefit of students.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
Those organizations which provide services are included in the tertiary sector of the economy (see tertiary production).
Chambers, Ian Business Studies Basic Facts


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