tertiary sector

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Voluntary or non-profit sector of an economy; described by Jim Joseph (President, Council On Foundations) as "an intermediary space between business and government where private energy can be deployed for public good." Also called third sector.

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My husband is a real estate agent, and I am a bank teller; we have very different jobs, but we both work in the tertiary sector of the economy.
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You should try and do good work in the tertiary sector so that you can get things done and make more profit.
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I learned that the man worked in the tertiary sector and I asked him a few questions about what it was like there.
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