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.
a trip by a scholar or researcher to gather data firsthand, as to a geological, archaeological, anthropological, or other site.
Don’t Get Tripped Up By These Ten Tricky HomophonesIt's Pi Day. Not pie, but pi (II, π), the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet. A homophone is "a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning," as pie (the dessert) and pi (the ratio). Here are some more tricky pairs ...
The Many Ways To Use ApostrophesAn apostrophe (’) can show possession or indicate that letters or numbers have been omitted. They can also indicate ownership. Possessive Nouns When a singular noun doesn’t end in S, you just need to add an apostrophe and an S to make it possessive. Examples include “the boy’s bike,” “the dog’s leash,” and “Bob’s house.” If a singular noun does end in S, you should …
Origin of field trip
First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for field trip
an expedition, as by a group of students or research workers, to study something at first hand
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