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Meaning of fieldwork by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( US ) IPA: /fɪəldwɝk/
    • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )k


    fieldwork ( countable and uncountable; plural: fieldworks )

    1. ( uncountable ) work done, or observations made out in the real world rather than in controlled conditions
      I thought the fieldwork in the course I was taking was going to be hard, but it was just interviewing people .
      That well Bob set up last weekend was some good fieldwork .
    2. ( countable ) A temporary fortification built by troops
      Billy's out building some fieldwork so that our enemies don't walk right over us .

    field work

    By Wiktionary ( 2010/07/08 20:55 UTC Version )

    Alternative forms

    • field-work


    field work ( plural: field works )

    1. A temporary fortification in the field
    2. ( in scientific research ) The collection of raw data, in the field

Explanation of fieldwork by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a temporary fortification built by troops in the field

    Definition of fieldwork by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Fieldwork n. ( Mil. ) Any temporary fortification thrown up by an army in the field; -- commonly in the plural.

      All works which do not come under the head of permanent fortification are called fieldworks. Wilhelm.