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field trip

a trip by students to gain firsthand knowledge away from the classroom, as to a museum, factory, geological area, or environment of certain plants and animals.
a trip by a scholar or researcher to gather data firsthand, as to a geological, archaeological, anthropological, or other site.
Origin of field trip
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for field trip
  • Middle schoolers on a field trip are coming down one of the trails, preceded by their laughter.
  • Take a virtual field trip to the zoo-including a peek at the famous pandas.
  • The researchers came up with the study idea several years ago while on a field trip to observe burrowing owls.
  • Not exactly the way you want to start a three-week-long field trip up north with a bunch of strangers.
  • Each day of the five-day course focuses on one type of food, with an educational field trip preceding the lesson.
  • Zoo visitors looking for a special event are able to plan a birthday party or schedule a field trip at any of the zoos.
  • After an exciting evening of viewing the stars and planets, you can depart the next day for an actual scientific field trip.
  • There were no scheduled public meetings during this field trip.
British Dictionary definitions for field trip

field trip

an expedition, as by a group of students or research workers, to study something at first hand
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