independent sector


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independent sector

[‚in·də′pen·dənt ′sek·tər]
(computer science)
A device on some punched-card tabulators that allows only the first of a series of similar data items to be printed and prevents printing of the rest.

independent sector

generic term for the private and voluntary sectors, distinguishing them from the public sector, especially in relation to PRIVATIZATION associated with THATCHERISM.
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Official figures revealed 68,175 operations were carried out in the independent sector since the SNP came to power.
Coldpress is focusing on the independent sector with its range of cold-pressed smoothies with added vitamins.
The Waiting Times Improvement Plan pledges more efficient and limited use of the independent sector's contribution to shortterm capacity - though only where that is required".
Tens of thousands of the routine operations are transferred to the independent sector every year, with the number rising steadily since 2012.
If we did not exist and were not as high-achieving, most of our parents would send their kids to the independent sector as they did in the early 1990s when the school was a failing school, threatened with closure.
("EnCap"), a provider of capital to the independent sector of the US oil and gas industry with offices in Houston and Dallas, has announced that it has closed EnCap Energy Capital Fund XI, L.P.
Julian Knight of JenningsBet It's a fantastic result for our company, the entire Jennings Group and indeed the hard-pressed independent sector. This is a good shop, well-run in an old-school, traditional way.
A significant reduction in force is underway at Independent Sector (IS), the organization launched in 1980 by legendary charity advocates John Gardner and Brian O'Connell.
Working in the independent sector offered dancers opportunities for growth and fulfillment; they appreciated the autonomy, flexibility, and freedom that the independent career afforded, as well as working with new people across roles and disciplines.
Orange Eyewear, which specialises in spectacles frames for the independent sector, has bolstered its popular French range, Guy Laroche, with a string of new designs.
But he added: "I have become increasingly concerned about a range of pressures facing the independent sector and particular problems facing one of the largest independent providers of residential care in Northern Ireland.

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