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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).
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