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fieldwork

[ feeld-wurk ]
/ ˈfildˌwɜrk /
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noun
Also field work . work done in the field, as research, exploration, surveying, or interviewing: archaeological fieldwork.
Fortification. a temporary fortification constructed in the field.
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Origin of fieldwork

First recorded in 1735–45; field + work

OTHER WORDS FROM fieldwork

fieldworker, field-worker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fieldwork (1 of 2)

fieldwork
/ (ˈfiːldˌwɜːk) /

noun
military a temporary structure used in defending or fortifying a place or position

British Dictionary definitions for fieldwork (2 of 2)

field work

noun
an investigation or search for material, data, etc, made in the field as opposed to the classroom, laboratory, or official headquarters

Derived forms of field work

field worker, noun
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