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definition of the word field

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Old English feld, from Proto-Germanic; related to Latin planus and English floor.

Singular
field

Plural
fields

field (plural fields)

  1. A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.
  2. A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.
  3. The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural.
  4. (physics) A region affected by a particular force.
    magnetic field
  5. A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.
  6. (mathematics) A set having two operations called addition and multiplication under both of which all the elements of the set are commutative and associative; for which multiplication distributes over addition; and for both of which there exist an identity element and an inverse element.
    The set of rational numbers, \mathbb{Q}, is the prototypical field.
  7. (sports) An area reserved for playing a game.
    soccer field
  8. (geology) A region containing a particular mineral.
    oil field or oilfield
    gold field or goldfield
  9. (heraldry) The background of the shield
  10. (computing) An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.


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