soft sector


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soft sector

[′sȯft ′sek·tər]
(computer science)
A disk or drum format in which the locations of sectors are determined by control information written on the storage medium rather than by some physical means.
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For this research, I have categorized each project into four types: soft sector, hard sector, disaster relief, and debt/other.
BEIRUT: Only 25 percent of the workforce in the MENA region is comprised of women, of whom two-thirds work in soft sectors such as health and social services, while the labor market unfortunately doesn't value them, said Jussi Narvi, the representative of the European commission's delegation to Lebanon on Thursday.
"The nationals (large retail chains) are doing OK, but there's some soft sectors. There's a little hesitation right now about retail; merchants are trying to find something that's compatible with the things being sold at Costco and Kmart."
Can the 'soft sectors' be treated the same way as the 'hard sectors'?