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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.
Students are currently required to have a minimum of 1,000 hrs of fieldwork education as part of their occupational therapy training (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2016).
Fieldwork in Timor-Leste: Understanding social change through practice Edited by MAJ NYGAARD-CHRISTENSEN and ANGIE BEXLEY Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2017.
Geography trip Mr McCabe's and Miss Scott's higher geography classes enjoyed a sunny day out in Glasgow to complete fieldwork for their assignment.
IN NOVEMBER, the Year 12 A-level geography class visited the Holderness coastline on the east coast of England to complete fieldwork on Coastal Processes, following a previous fieldwork trip in 2017 to Lynemouth and East Gateshead.
The students pursuing BS archaeology degree programme were sharing their views on conclusion of their two-week archaeological fieldwork at the ancient site of Bazira in Barikot, which was conducted by the Institute of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Swat, in collaboration with the Italian Archaeological Mission to Pakistan.
Contemporary anthropologists share and analyze their experience with sex in their fieldwork. As with other themes the series explores--for example, money, violence, food--a major question is what is and what is not sex in any particular context.
Maj Nygaard-Christensen and Angie Bexley's edited collection, Fieldwork in Timor-Leste: Understanding Social Change through Practice, draws together contributions from a number of researchers engaged with processes of social, cultural and political change in Timor-Leste.
Wolcott's (2005) The Art of Fieldwork proffers a treatise to fieldworkers from all fields to synthesise the artistic and the scientific.
Her article debates the struggle between "being a cultural being oneself" while striving to be "an open-minded anthropologist accepting of local healing customs." Like Glover, Tami Blumenfield and Candice Cornet conducted fieldwork in China without their spouses.
Among the anniversaries being celebrated by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) this year are 60 years of the Society's Expeditions and Geographical Fieldwork Grants and 40 years of the annual fieldwork and expeditions planning weekend seminar, Explore.