Fieldwork definition

fēldwûrk
The work of collecting scientific data in the field, as by a geologist or botanist.
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A temporary military fortification erected in the field.
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Work done or firsthand observations made in the field as opposed to that done or observed in a controlled environment.
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The collecting of sociological or anthropological data in the field.
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Any temporary fortification, as an earthen barrier, made by troops in the field.
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(countable) A temporary fortification built by troops.

Billy's out building some fieldwork so that our enemies don't walk right over us.

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(uncountable) Work done, or observations made out in the real world rather than in controlled conditions.

I thought the fieldwork in the course I was taking was going to be hard, but it was just interviewing people.

That well Bob set up last weekend was some good fieldwork.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fieldwork
Plural:
fieldworks