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Industry vs Sector – Dragoman Style

Which one is correct? Industry is smaller, more focused, single business area. Sector is broader.

A group of industries form a sector.

In Turkish to English translations, authors mainly talk about industries and they use the word “sektör” in Turkish. As a rule, use industry in your translations and not sector, except for “public or private sector.”



healthcare industry              healthcare sector

entertainment industry       entertainment sector

banking industry                   banking sector

service industry                     service sector

advertising industry              advertising sector

automotive industry             automotive sector


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