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playing field

noun

: an area that is used for playing some sports; especially : the part of a field that is officially marked as the place where the action of a game happens

Full Definition of PLAYING FIELD

1
:  a field for various games; especially :  the part of a field officially marked off for play
2
:  a set of conditions for competition —usually used in such phrases as a level playing field

First Known Use of PLAYING FIELD

circa 1584

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