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  • an area of open land, especially one planted with crops or pasture, typically bounded by hedges or fences.
    E.g. a wheat field
  • a particular branch of study or sphere of activity or interest.
    E.g. we talked to professionals in various fields
  • a space or range within which objects are visible from a particular viewpoint or through a piece of apparatus.
  • all the participants in a contest or sport.
    E.g. he destroyed the rest of the field with a devastating injection of speed
  • an area on a flag with a single background colour.
    E.g. fifty white stars on a blue field
  • the region in which a particular condition prevails, especially one in which a force or influence is effective regardless of the presence or absence of a material medium.
  • a system subject to two binary operations analogous to those for the multiplication and addition of real numbers, and having similar commutative and distributive laws.
  • attempt to catch or stop the ball and return it after it has been hit by the batsman or batter, thereby preventing runs being scored or base runners advancing.
  • send out (a team or individual) to play in a game.
    E.g. Leeds fielded a team of youngsters
  • deal with (a difficult question, phone call, etc.).
  • carried out or working in the natural environment, rather than in a laboratory or office.
    E.g. field observations and interviews

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