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[feeld-wurk] /ˈfildˌwɜrk/
Also, field work. work done in the field, as research, exploration, surveying, or interviewing:
archaeological fieldwork.
Fortification. a temporary fortification constructed in the field.
Origin of fieldwork
1735-45; field + work
Related forms
fieldworker, field-worker, noun Unabridged
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  • Attempts to foresee epidemics such as these have traditionally relied on fieldwork on the ground.
  • The process of linguistic fieldwork is a painstaking one, fraught with pitfalls.
  • They must also complete many hours of fieldwork under supervision.
  • Not ideal conditions, but good enough, particularly since this was our last day of fieldwork that season.
  • Extreme temperatures prohibit fieldwork the rest of the year.
  • In fieldwork, strangers thrown together often find common ground in bouts of functional lunacy.
  • In addition, the sponsor of the poll and the provider of the fieldwork should be known as well.
  • With all research permits now in hand, it is time to start thinking about the practical aspects of starting the fieldwork.
  • Those involved in fieldwork must have physical stamina.
  • Completion of six months of supervised fieldwork is required.
British Dictionary definitions for fieldwork


(military) a temporary structure used in defending or fortifying a place or position
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