Definition of secondary sector in English:

secondary sector


  • The sector of the economy concerned with or relating to primary industry.

    ‘The revisions exposed a more pronounced primary sector contraction while the secondary sector benefited from higher than estimated growth in meat processing.’
    • ‘The primary sector employs 22 percent of workers, the secondary sector 28 percent, and the tertiary sector 50 percent.’
    • ‘Changes are needed to provide professional leadership and economic incentives in both primary and secondary sectors.’
    • ‘Fish processing on land decreased but the rest of the sub-sectors in the secondary sector grew.’
    • ‘There has been a perception in society that the primary sector is of less worth or value than the secondary sector.’
    • ‘Much of the money at the moment is poured into the primary sector in health, leaving the secondary sector in dire straits.’


secondary sector

/ˈsekənˌderē ˈsektər/ /ˈsɛkənˌdɛri ˈsɛktər/