What is field?

  • (noun): All of the horses in a particular horse race.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on field, fields:

Design Pattern
... 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 ...
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 ...
Australian Rules Football - Laws of The Game - Field
... Both the ball and the field of play are elliptical in shape ... 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 - "Microscopic" Vs "Macroscopic" Formulations of The Maxwell Equations
... 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 charges and currents at the atomic level ... 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 ... electric generators for example, a rotating bar magnet creates a changing magnetic field, which in turn generates an electric field in a nearby wire ...

More definitions of "field":

  • (verb): Play as a fielder.
  • (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.
  • (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): A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed.
    Example: "He planted a field of wheat"
  • (verb): Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket.
  • (noun): A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found.
    Example: "The diamond fields of South Africa"
  • (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"
  • (noun): (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information.
  • (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

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