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field

noun
 
 
/ˈfiːld/
LAND [C] A2 an area of land used for growing crops or keeping animals: a wheat field a field of cowsAreas of land where crops are grownFarms and ranches
SPORT [C] B1 an area of grass where you can play a sport: a football fieldSurfaces on which sports take place
AREA OF STUDY [C] B2 an area of study or activity: He's an expert in the field of biochemistry.Subjects and disciplines
IN RACE/BUSINESS [no plural] the people who are competing in a race, activity, or business: We lead the field in genetic research.Competitors and participants in sports and games
a gas/oil field an area of land containing gas or oilFuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
a gravitational/magnetic field an area affected by a particular physical force →  See also paddy field , playing field Particular theories and concepts in physics
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