field theory

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noun Physics.
a detailed mathematical description of the distribution and movement of matter under the influence of one or more fields.
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Origin of field theory

First recorded in 1900–05
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Scientific 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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