field theory

noun Physics.

a detailed mathematical description of the distribution and movement of matter under the influence of one or more fields.

Nearby words

  1. field sparrow,
  2. field sports,
  3. field stop,
  4. field strength,
  5. field study,
  6. field tile,
  7. field trial,
  8. field trip,
  9. field winding,
  10. field work

Origin of field theory

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for field theory

field theory

An explicit mathematical description of physical phenomena that models physical forces using fields.
The study of fields and field extensions in algebra.
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