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playing field

noun

Simple Definition of playing field

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of playing field

  1. 1 :  a field for various games; especially :  the part of a field officially marked off for play

  2. 2 :  a set of conditions for competition —usually used in such phrases as a level playing field

Circa 1584

First Known Use of playing field

circa 1584


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