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Field may refer to:

Expanses of open ground[edit]

  • Field (agriculture), an area of land used for agricultural purposes
  • Airfield, an aerodrome that lacks the infrastructure of an airport
  • Lawn, an area of mowed grass
  • Meadow, a grassland that is either natural or allowed to grow unmowed and ungrazed
  • Playing field, used for sports or games
  • Polje or karst field, a characteristic landform in karst topography
  • Field (mineral deposit), a mineral deposit containing valuable resources in a cost-competitive concentration




  • Field (geography), with a definition similar to that of physics but in a different context and using unique models and methods
  • Field research or fieldwork, the collection of information outside a laboratory, library or workplace setting


  • Field (mathematics), type of algebraic structure
    • Number field, specific type of the above algebraic structure
  • Scalar field, assignment of a scalar to each point in a mathematical space
  • Tensor field, assignment of a tensor to each point in a mathematical space
  • Vector field, assignment of a vector to each point in a mathematical space
  • Field of sets, a mathematical structure of sets in an abstract space


  • Field (physics), mathematical construct for analysis of remote effects
  • Electric field, term in physics to describe the energy that surrounds electrically charged particles
  • Magnetic field, force produced by moving electric charges
  • Electromagnetic field, combination of an electric field and magnetic field
  • Gravitational field, a representation of the combined effects of remote masses on a test particle at each point

Engineering and computing[edit]

Sociology and politics[edit]

  • Field (Bourdieu), a sociological term coined by Pierre Bourdieu to describe the system of objective relations constituted by various species of capital
  • Field department, the division of a political campaign tasked with organizing local volunteers and directly contacting voters
  • Sexual field, the systems of objective relations within collective sexual life


Technical uses[edit]

  • In decorative art, the main area of a decorated zone, often contained within a border, often the background for Motifs
  • Field (video), one half of a frame in an interlaced display


  • Field of study, a subdivision of an academic discipline
  • Field of use, permissible operation by the licensee of a patent
  • Field of view, the area of a view imaged by a lens
    • Visual field, the part of the field of view which can be perceived by the eye's retina
    • Depth of field, the distance from before to beyond the subject that appears to be in focus (and likewise, field, in the context of depth, is the portion of a scene for which objects within its range are or would be in focus)
  • Field Museum of Natural History, in Chicago
  • FIELD (magazine), a literary magazine published by Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio
  • Field (sculpture), by Anthony Gormley
  • In the field: outdoors and away from home, office, base or headquarters
    • Field agent, the kind of agent, officer or operative whose primary tasks take place outside the office or headquarters
    • Field slave, the sort of transatlantic slave who labored outdoors, in the plantation fields
  • Track and field, a group of sports

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