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"playing field" in American English

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playing fieldnoun

 us   /ˈpleɪ·ɪŋ ˌfild/
  • playing field noun (PLACE FOR SPORTS)

[C] an ​open, ​outsidearea for ​sports, esp. one that is ​marked with ​lines for playing a ​sport
  • playing field noun (COMPETITION)

[C usually sing] a ​situation where there is ​competition: All we ​ask is that there be a ​level playing field (= ​equalopportunities) for everyone ​bidding for the ​work.
(Definition of playing field from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"playing field" in Business English

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playing fieldnoun [S]

uk   us  
a particular ​type of ​situation: Globalization and nationalism are two of the most important ​forces that ​define the ​economic playing ​field of the 21st century.
(Definition of playing field from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “playing field”
in Arabic مَلْعَب…
in Korean 운동장, 경기장…
in Portuguese campo de esportes…
in Catalan camp d’esports…
in Japanese 競技場, 運動場…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运动场…
in Turkish futbol/oyun sahası…
in Russian спортивная площадка, поле…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運動場…
in Italian campo sportivo…
in Polish boisko…
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