# What is field?

• (noun): A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed.
Example: "He planted a field of wheat"
See also — Additional definitions below

### Some articles on field, fields:

Australian Rules Football - Laws of The Game - Field
... Both the ball and the field of play are elliptical in shape ... players of each team are permitted to be on the field at any time ... players may be swapped for those on the field at any time during the game ...
Electromagnetic Field
... An electromagnetic field (also EMF or EM field) is a physical field produced by moving electrically charged objects ... It affects the behavior of charged objects in the vicinity of the field ... The electromagnetic field extends indefinitely throughout space and describes the electromagnetic interaction ...
Maxwell's Equations - "Microscopic" Vs "Macroscopic" Formulations of The Maxwell Equations
... The microscopic variant of Maxwell's equation expresses the electric E field and the magnetic B field in terms of the total charge and total current present including the charges and ... The cost of this factorization is that additional fields, the displacement field D and the magnetizing field-H, are defined that need to be determined ... constituent equations relate the additional fields to the electric field E and the magnetic B-field, often through a simple linear relation ...
Maxwell's Equations - Conceptual Description - Faraday's Law
... describes how a time varying magnetic field creates ("induces") an electric field ... generators for example, a rotating bar magnet creates a changing magnetic field, which in turn generates an electric field in a nearby wire ...
Design Pattern
... a solution to a design problem in a particular field of expertise ... The idea was introduced by the architect Christopher Alexander in the field of architecture and has been adapted for various other disciplines, including computer science ... of design patterns that relate to a particular field is called a pattern language ...

### More definitions of "field":

• (noun): Extensive tract of level open land.
Synonyms: plain, champaign
• (noun): Somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected.
Example: "Anthropologists do much of their work in the field"
• (noun): All of the horses in a particular horse race.
• (noun): (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information.
• (noun): The space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it.
Synonyms: field of force, force field
• (verb): Answer adequately or successfully.
Example: "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
• (noun): All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event.
• (noun): A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found.
Example: "The diamond fields of South Africa"
• (verb): Play as a fielder.
• (noun): The area that is visible (as through an optical instrument).
Synonyms: field of view
• (verb): Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket.
• (verb): Select (a team or individual player) for a game.
Example: "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
• (noun): (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1.
Example: "The set of all rational numbers is a field"

### Famous quotes containing the word field:

The poet will write for his peers alone. He will remember only that he saw truth and beauty from his position, and expect the time when a vision as broad shall overlook the same field as freely.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

And through the field the road runs by
To many-towered Camelot;
Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

In the beginning, I wanted to enter what was essentially a man’s field. I wanted to prove I could do it. Then I found that when I did as well as the men in the field I got more credit for my work because I am a woman, which seems unfair.
Eugenie Clark (b. 1922)