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field

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] (COMPETITORS)    /fiːld/
C2 all the competitors taking part in a race or activity: The race started with a field of eleven, but two horses fell. We have a strong field this afternoon. Jones finished ahead of the field.Competitors and participants in sports and games
(Definition of field noun (COMPETITORS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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