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    field - Dictionary definition and meaning for word field

    Definition
    (noun) a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    Example Sentence
    • he planted a field of wheat
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    (noun) a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    Example Sentence
    • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields
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    (noun) somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
    Example Sentence
    • anthropologists do much of their work in the field
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    (noun) a branch of knowledge
    Example Sentence
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
    Definition
    (noun) the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it Definition
    (noun) a particular kind of commercial enterprise
    Example Sentence
    • they are outstanding in their field
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    (noun) a particular environment or walk of life
    Synonyms : area , arena , domain , orbit , sphere
    Example Sentence
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit
    Definition
    (noun) a piece of land prepared for playing a game
    Example Sentence
    • the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field
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    (noun) extensive tract of level open land
    Synonyms : champaign , plain
    Example Sentence
    • they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
    • he longed for the fields of his youth
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    (noun) (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1
    Example Sentence
    • the set of all rational numbers is a field
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    (noun) a region in which active military operations are in progress
    Example Sentence
    • the army was in the field awaiting action
    • he served in the Vietnam theater for three years
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    (noun) all of the horses in a particular horse race Definition
    (noun) all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event Definition
    (noun) a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
    Example Sentence
    • the diamond fields of South Africa
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    (noun) (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information Definition
    (noun) the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
    Synonyms : field of view
    Definition
    (noun) a place where planes take off and land Definition
    (verb) catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket Definition
    (verb) play as a fielder Definition
    (verb) answer adequately or successfully
    Example Sentence
    • The lawyer fielded all questions from the press
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    (verb) select (a team or individual player) for a game
    Example Sentence
    • The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl
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