field trip
noun Date: 1926 a visit (as to a factory, farm, or museum) made (as by students and a teacher) for purposes of firsthand observation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • field trip — n an occasion when students go somewhere to learn about a particular subject, especially one connected with nature or science ▪ a geography field trip …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • field trip — field′ trip n. 1) edu a school trip to gain firsthand knowledge away from the classroom 2) edu a trip by a researcher to gather data firsthand, as to a geological, archaeological, or other site • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • field trip — [n] outing day trip, excursion, expedition, school outing, school trip; concepts 224,386 …   New thesaurus

  • field trip — n. a trip away from the classroom to permit the gathering of data at first hand …   English World dictionary

  • field trip — field ,trip noun count a visit to a place that gives students the chance to study something in a real environment, rather than in a classroom or laboratory …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • field trip — noun a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination • Hypernyms: ↑excursion, ↑jaunt, ↑outing, ↑junket, ↑pleasure trip, ↑expedition, ↑sashay * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Field trip — A field trip is a journey by a group of people to a place away from their normal environment.The purpose of the trip is usually observation for education, non experimental research or to provide students with experiences outside their everyday… …   Wikipedia

  • field trip — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms field trip : singular field trip plural field trips a visit to a place that gives students the chance to study something in a real environment, rather than in a classroom or laboratory …   English dictionary

  • field trip — noun (C) an occasion when students go somewhere to learn about a particular subject: a geography field trip …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • field trip — noun An educational trip in which a class visits a location away from school, such as a museum, zoo, or corporate facility. See Also: field day …   Wiktionary

  • field trip — 1. a trip by students to gain firsthand knowledge away from the classroom, as to a museum, factory, geological area, or environment of certain plants and animals. 2. a trip by a scholar or researcher to gather data firsthand, as to a geological,… …   Universalium

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