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1. A temporary military fortification erected in the field.
2. Work done or firsthand observations made in the field as opposed to that done or observed in a controlled environment.
3. The collecting of sociological or anthropological data in the field.

field′work′er n.


1. (Military) military a temporary structure used in defending or fortifying a place or position
2. an investigation or search for material, data, etc, made in the field as opposed to the classroom, laboratory, or official headquarters
ˈfieldˌworker n


or field′ work`,

work done in the field, as research, exploration, surveying, or interviewing.
field′work`er, n.
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Noun1.fieldwork - a temporary fortification built by troops in the field
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
عَمَل مَيداني
práce v terénu
külsõ munkaterepmunka
práca v teréne
alan/arazi çalışması


[ˈfiːldˌwɜːk] n (Sociol) → ricerche fpl esterne (Archeology, Geo) → lavoro sul campo


(fiːld) noun
1. a piece of land enclosed for growing crops, keeping animals etc. Our house is surrounded by fields.
2. a wide area. playing fields (= an area for games, sports etc).
3. a piece of land etc where minerals or other natural resources are found. an oil-field; a coalfield.
4. an area of knowledge, interest, study etc. in the fields of literature/economic development; her main fields of interest.
5. an area affected, covered or included by something. a magnetic field; in his field of vision.
6. an area of battle. the field of Waterloo; (also adjective) a field-gun.
(in cricket, basketball etc) to catch (the ball) and return it.
ˈfield-glasses noun plural
ˈfieldwork noun
work done outside the laboratory, office etc (eg collecting information).
References in classic literature ?
Not only where you are- at the heart of affairs and of the world- is the talk all of war, even here amid fieldwork and the calm of nature- which townsfolk consider characteristic of the country- rumors of war are heard and painfully felt.
Fieldwork usually involves surveying, or counting, birds and monitoring their nests.
SeeNews) - Nov 9, 2012 - Dutch engineering consultancy Grontmij NV (AMS:GRONT) said today it agreed to sell its domestic fieldwork activities to local soil survey and groundwater monitoring specialist Het Veldwerkbureau BV, without disclosing the purchase price.
Emotions are inextricably tied up in anthropological research in the field and in the writing of researchers' feelings during fieldwork.
Literature reviewed for this study explored: the recruitment of occupational therapists; the link between fieldwork experience and recruitment; and factors affecting the selection of career direction and found no studies about the experiences of NZ students.
Regardless of how many manuals, study aids or handbooks you read before, a true understanding of fieldwork is only achieved through its practice.
An essential reference for birders of New York and adjacent regions, the 2d edition contains the same superb drawings and lengthy entries for each species, accompanied by detailed distribution maps and survey statistics noting changes in distribution between the first atlas (published in 1988) and the second, which reflects fieldwork carried out from 2000 through 2005.
As a PhD researcher I made regular use of the library's archive collection on weekends, as this reduced my fieldwork costs and time.
Denali -- The Alaska Gas Pipeline began fieldwork earlier this summer, and pipeline partners planned to spend about $40 million on the 2008 efforts.
In the summer term Year 12 students will be visiting Boggle Hole for some Biology fieldwork fun
Ofsted called for a revamp of geography, with more fieldwork and lessons on climate change and fair trade.
As professors, both of us regularly supervise students conducting fieldwork.