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field of view

n. pl. fields of view
See field.

field

(fild)

n.
1. a piece of open or cleared land, esp. one suitable for pasture or tillage.
2.
a. a piece of ground devoted to sports or contests; playing field.
b. an area in which field events are held.
3. a sphere or branch of activity or interest: the field of teaching.
4. the area drawn on or serviced by a business or profession; outlying areas where practical activities or operations are carried on: our representatives in the field.
5. a job or research location away from regular workshop or study facilities, offices, or the like.
6.
a. the scene or area of active military operations.
b. a battleground.
c. a battle.
7. an expanse of anything: a field of ice.
8. any region characterized by a particular feature, resource, activity, etc.: an oil field.
9. the surface of a canvas, shield, flag, or coin on which something is portrayed: a gold star on a field of blue.
10. all the competitors in a contest, or all the competitors except for the leader.
11. (in betting) all the contestants or numbers that are grouped together as one.
12. Physics.
a. a region of space in which a force acts, as that around a magnet or a charged particle.
b. the quantity defined by the force acting on a given object or particle at each point in such a region.
13. the entire angular expanse visible through an optical instrument at a given time.
14. the structure in a generator or motor that produces a magnetic field around a rotating armature.
15. Math. a number system that has the same properties relative to the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as the number system of all real numbers.
16. the area of a photographic subject that is taken in by a lens at a particular diaphragm opening.
17. the total complex of factors within which a psychological event occurs and is perceived as occurring.
18. a unit of information, as a person's name, that combines with related fields, as an official title or company name, to form one complete record in a computerized database.
v.t.
19.
a. (in baseball and cricket) to catch or pick up (the ball) in play.
b. to place (a player, group of players, or a team) in the field to play.
20. to answer skillfully: to field a difficult question.
21. to place in competition.
22. to put into action or on duty.
v.i.
23. to act as a fielder in baseball or cricket.
adj.
24. Sports.
a. of, taking place, or competed for on the field and not on the track, as the discus throw or shot put.
b. of or pertaining to field events.
25. of or pertaining to active combat service as distinguished from service in rear areas or at headquarters: a field soldier.
26. of or pertaining to a field.
27. working in the fields of a farm.
28. working as a salesperson, representative, etc., in the field: field agents.
29. grown or cultivated in a field.
Idioms:
play the field, Informal.
a. to engage in a broad range of activities.
b. to date a number of persons during the same period of time.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English feld]

Field

(fild)

n.
1. Cyrus West, 1819–92, U.S. financier.
2. Eugene, 1850–95, U.S. poet and journalist.

field of view

1. In photography, the angle between two rays passing through the perspective center (rear nodal point) of a camera lens to the two opposite sides of the format. Not to be confused with "angle of view."
2. The total solid angle available to the gunner when looking through the gunsight. Also called FOV.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.field of view - the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
microscopic field - the areas that is visible through a microscope
operative field - the area that is open during surgery
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