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field trip

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noun
  1. a trip by students to gain firsthand knowledge away from the classroom, as to a museum, factory, geological area, or environment of certain plants and animals.
  2. a trip by a scholar or researcher to gather data firsthand, as to a geological, archaeological, anthropological, or other site.
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Origin of field trip

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for field trip

field trip

noun
  1. an expedition, as by a group of students or research workers, to study something at first hand
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