What is field?

  • (noun): A particular environment or walk of life.
    Synonyms: sphere, domain, area, orbit, arena
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on field, fields:

Design Pattern
... and computer science is a formal way of documenting a solution to a design problem in a particular field of expertise ... architect Christopher Alexander in the field of architecture and has been adapted for various other disciplines, including computer science ... organized collection of design patterns that relate to a particular field is called a pattern language ...
Australian Rules Football - Laws of The Game - Field
... Both the ball and the field of play are elliptical in shape ... No more than 18 players of each team are permitted to be on the field at any time ... players may be swapped for those on the field at any time during the game ...
Maxwell's Equations - "Microscopic" Vs "Macroscopic" Formulations of The Maxwell Equations
... The microscopic variant of Maxwell's equation expresses the electric E field and the magnetic B field in terms of the total charge and total current present including the ... The cost of this factorization is that additional fields, the displacement field D and the magnetizing field-H, are defined that need to be determined ... Phenomenological constituent equations relate the additional fields to the electric field E and the magnetic B-field, often through a simple linear relation ...
Maxwell's Equations - Conceptual Description - Faraday's Law
... Faraday's law describes how a time varying magnetic field creates ("induces") an electric field ... a rotating bar magnet creates a changing magnetic field, which in turn generates an electric field in a nearby wire ...
Electromagnetic Field
... An electromagnetic field (also EMF or EM field) is a physical field produced by moving electrically charged objects ... the behavior of charged objects in the vicinity of the field ... The electromagnetic field extends indefinitely throughout space and describes the electromagnetic interaction ...

More definitions of "field":

  • (noun): All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event.
  • (verb): Answer adequately or successfully.
    Example: "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  • (noun): Extensive tract of level open land.
    Synonyms: plain, champaign
  • (noun): A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed.
    Example: "He planted a field of wheat"
  • (noun): A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found.
    Example: "The diamond fields of South Africa"
  • (verb): Select (a team or individual player) for a game.
    Example: "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
  • (noun): All of the horses in a particular horse race.
  • (noun): (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1.
    Example: "The set of all rational numbers is a field"
  • (noun): The space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it.
    Synonyms: field of force, force field
  • (noun): Somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected.
    Example: "Anthropologists do much of their work in the field"
  • (noun): The area that is visible (as through an optical instrument).
    Synonyms: field of view
  • (verb): Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket.
  • (noun): (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information.
  • (verb): Play as a fielder.

Famous quotes containing the word field:

    The head must bow, and the back will have to bend,
    Wherever the darkey may go;
    A few more days, and the trouble all will end,
    In the field where the sugar-canes grow.
    A few more days for to tote the weary load,—
    No matter, ‘t will never be light;
    A few more days till we totter on the road:—
    Then my old Kentucky home, good-night!
    Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1884)

    After all the field of battle possesses many advantages over the drawing-room. There at least is no room for pretension or excessive ceremony, no shaking of hands or rubbing of noses, which make one doubt your sincerity, but hearty as well as hard hand-play. It at least exhibits one of the faces of humanity, the former only a mask.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The woman ... turned her melancholy tone into a scolding one. She was not very young, and the wrinkles in her face were filled with drops of water which had fallen from her eyes, which, with the yellowness of her complexion, made a figure not unlike a field in the decline of the year, when the harvest is gathered in and a smart shower of rain has filled the furrows with water. Her voice was so shrill that they all jumped into the coach as fast as they could and drove from the door.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)