fieldwork

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noun field·work \ˈfēld-ˌwərk\

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–worker

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Examples of fieldwork in a sentence

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

1819

First Known Use of fieldwork

1819


FIELDWORK Defined for English Language Learners

fieldwork

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noun field·work \ˈfēld-ˌwərk\

Definition of fieldwork for English Language Learners

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


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