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–workerplay \ˈfēld-ˌwər-kər\ noun
Examples of fieldwork in a Sentence
an anthropologist who has done fieldwork in the South Pacific
Recent Examples of fieldwork from the Web
In preparation for Alabama's bicentennial celebration, folklorists will conduct archival research and fieldwork about the state's musical traditions and quilting heritage.
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First Known Use of fieldwork
FIELDWORK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fieldwork for English Language Learners
: the work of gathering information by going into the field (sense 4)
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