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  • 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. (This approach describes how electrons are influenced by the fields produced by others in the Fermi sea.)
    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. (One of Weil's major achievements was his proof of the Riemann hypothesis for the congruence zeta functions of algebraic function fields.)
    Play as a fielder. (First, he took his eyes off the ball while fielding at short leg, and failed to notice that Sarwan had lobbed an attempted pull over his right shoulder.)
    Send out (a team or individual) to play in a game. (a high school that traditionally fielded mediocre teams)
    Deal with (a difficult question, phone call, etc.) (she has fielded five calls from salespeople)
    Carried out or working in the natural environment, rather than in a laboratory or office. (field observations)


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