private-sector UK US adjective [before noun]
ECONOMICS relating to the part of a country's economy that consists of companies, businesses, etc. that are not owned by the government: »

Government policy continues to emphasize private-sector participation in addressing healthcare issues.


private-sector workers/jobs/employers


private-sector borrowing/investment/debt


private-sector companies/firms

Compare PUBLIC-SECTOR(Cf. ↑public-sector)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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