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field theory

noun Physics.
a detailed mathematical description of the distribution and movement of matter under the influence of one or more fields.

Origin:
1900–05

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field theory  
  1. An explicit mathematical description of physical phenomena that models physical forces using fields.

  2. The study of fields and field extensions in algebra.


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