What is field?

  • (noun): All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on field, fields:

Maxwell's Equations - "Microscopic" Vs "Macroscopic" Formulations of The Maxwell Equations
... equation expresses the electric E field and the magnetic B field in terms of the total charge and total current present including the charges and ... 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 ... constituent equations relate the additional fields to the electric field E and the magnetic B-field, often through a simple linear relation ...
Design Pattern
... way of documenting a solution to a design problem in a particular field of expertise ... by the architect Christopher Alexander in the field of architecture and has been adapted for various other disciplines, including computer science ... An organized collection of design patterns that relate to a particular field is called a pattern language ...
Maxwell's Equations - Conceptual Description - Faraday's Law
... Faraday's law describes how a time varying magnetic field creates ("induces") an electric field ... generators for example, a rotating bar magnet creates a changing magnetic field, which in turn generates an electric field in a nearby wire ...
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 ... (reserve) players may be swapped for those on the field at any time during the game ...
Electromagnetic Field
... An electromagnetic field (also EMF or EM field) is a physical field produced by moving electrically charged objects ... 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): 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): Extensive tract of level open land.
    Synonyms: plain, champaign
  • (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"
  • (verb): Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket.
  • (noun): A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed.
    Example: "He planted a field of wheat"
  • (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 area that is visible (as through an optical instrument).
    Synonyms: field of view
  • (verb): Play as a fielder.
  • (noun): (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information.
  • (verb): Answer adequately or successfully.
    Example: "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  • (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): All of the horses in a particular horse race.

Famous quotes containing the word field:

    There is a call to life a little sterner,
    And braver for the earner, learner, yearner.
    Less criticism of the field and court
    And more preoccupation with the sport.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    The snow had begun in the gloaming,
    And busily all the night
    Had been heaping field and highway
    With a silence deep and white.
    James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)

    Every woman who visited the Fair made it the center of her orbit. Here was a structure designed by a woman, decorated by women, managed by women, filled with the work of women. Thousands discovered women were not only doing something, but had been working seriously for many generations ... [ellipsis in source] Many of the exhibits were admirable, but if others failed to satisfy experts, what of it?
    —Kate Field (1838–1908)