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fieldwork

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noun field·work \ˈfēld-ˌwərk\

Simple Definition of fieldwork

  • : the work of gathering information by going into the field (sense 4)

Full Definition of fieldwork

  1. 1 :  a temporary fortification thrown up by an army in the field

  2. 2 :  work done in the field (as by students) to gain practical experience and knowledge through firsthand observation

  3. 3 :  the gathering of anthropological or sociological data through the interviewing and observation of subjects in the field

field–work·er noun

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