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Idioms for field

Origin of field

before 1000; Middle English, Old English feld; cognate with German Feld

OTHER WORDS FROM field

mis·field, verbun·field·ed, adjective

Definition for field (2 of 2)

Field
[ feeld ]
/ fild /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for field (1 of 2)

field
/ (fiːld) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for field

Old English feld; related to Old Saxon, Old High German feld, Old English fold earth, Greek platus broad

British Dictionary definitions for field (2 of 2)

Field
/ (fiːld) /

noun

John . 1782–1837, Irish composer and pianist, lived in Russia from 1803: invented the nocturne
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Scientific definitions for field

field
[ fēld ]

A distribution in a region of space of the strength and direction of a force, such as the electrostatic force near an electrically charged object, that would act on a body at any given point in that region. See also electric field magnetic field.
The region whose image is visible to the eye or accessible to an optical instrument.
A set of elements having two operations, designated addition and multiplication, satisfying the conditions that multiplication is distributive over addition, that the set is a group under addition, and that the elements with the exception of the additive identity (0) form a group under multiplication. The set of all rational numbers is a field.
  1. In a database, a space for a single item of information contained in a record.
  2. An interface element in a graphical user interface that accepts the input of text.
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Idioms and Phrases with field

field

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