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field
  • noun
    An area of open land, especially one planted with crops or pasture, typically bounded by hedges or fences. (a wheat field)
    A particular branch of study or sphere of activity or interest. (we talked to professionals in various fields)
    A space or range within which objects are visible from a particular viewpoint or through a piece of apparatus. (the stars drift through this telescope's field of view)
    All the participants in a contest or sport. (he destroyed the rest of the field with a devastating injection of speed)
    An area on a flag with a single background color. (fifty white stars on a blue field)
    The region in which a particular condition prevails, especially one in which a force or influence is effective regardless of the presence or absence of a material medium.
    A system subject to two binary operations analogous to those for the multiplication and addition of real numbers, and having similar commutative and distributive laws.
    verb
    Play as a fielder.
    Send out (a team or individual) to play in a game. (a high school that traditionally fielded mediocre teams)
    Deal with (a difficult question, telephone call, etc.) (she has fielded five calls from salespeople)
    adjective
    Carried out or working in the natural environment, rather than in a laboratory or office. (field observations)

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