fieldwork

noun field·work \ ˈfēld-ˌwərk \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

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-worker

play \ˈfēld-ˌwər-kər\ noun

Examples of fieldwork in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of fieldwork

1686

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of fieldwork for English Language Learners

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



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