What is field?

  • (verb): Select (a team or individual player) for a game.
    Example: "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on field, fields:

Design Pattern
... to a design problem in a particular field of expertise ... idea was introduced 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 - "Microscopic" Vs "Macroscopic" Formulations of The Maxwell Equations
... 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 charges and currents at 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 ...
Australian Rules Football - Laws of The Game - Field
... Both the ball and the field of play are elliptical in shape ... players of each team are permitted to be on the field at any time ... Up to four interchange (reserve) players may be swapped for those on the field at any time during the game ...
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 ... It affects 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): A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found.
    Example: "The diamond fields of South Africa"
  • (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"
  • (verb): Play as a fielder.
  • (noun): The area that is visible (as through an optical instrument).
    Synonyms: field of view
  • (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"
  • (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.
  • (noun): All of the horses in a particular horse race.
  • (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"
  • (verb): Answer adequately or successfully.
    Example: "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  • (noun): All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event.

Famous quotes containing the word field:

    It is through attentive love, the ability to ask “What are you going through?” and the ability to hear the answer that the reality of the child is both created and respected.
    —Mary Field Belenky (20th century)

    You cannot go into any field or wood, but it will seem as if every stone had been turned, and the bark on every tree ripped up. But, after all, it is much easier to discover than to see when the cover is off. It has been well said that “the attitude of inspection is prone.” Wisdom does not inspect, but behold.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Last night I watched my brothers play,
    The gentle and the reckless one,
    In a field two yards away.
    For half a century they were gone
    Beyond the other side of care
    To be among the peaceful dead.
    Edwin Muir (1887–1959)