fieldwork


field·work

noun \ˈfēld-ˌwərk\

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

Full Definition of FIELDWORK

1
:  a temporary fortification thrown up by an army in the field
2
:  work done in the field (as by students) to gain practical experience and knowledge through firsthand observation
3
:  the gathering of anthropological or sociological data through the interviewing and observation of subjects in the field
field–work·er noun

Examples of FIELDWORK

  1. an anthropologist who has done fieldwork in the South Pacific

First Known Use of FIELDWORK

1819

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