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1. A field for games such as football and soccer, especially when marked according to specified dimensions according to the game's rules.
2. The conditions or circumstances in which competition takes place: a level playing field for all candidates.
(General Sporting Terms) chiefly Brit a field or open space used for sport
an expanse of level ground, as in a park or stadium, where athletic events are held.
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|Noun||1.||playing field - the circumstances under which competition occurs; "the government's objective is to insure a genuinely level playing field for American industry and commerce in Europe"|
circumstance - a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
|2.||playing field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"|
court - a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"
palaestra, palestra - a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes
bowling green - a field of closely mowed turf for playing bowls
midfield - (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)