Field


Field

Field or fields may refer to:
* Field (agriculture), an area of land used to cultivate crops for agricultural purposes
* Field of study, a branch of knowledge
* Playing field, in sports, the area in which the sport is played
* Visual field or field of view, the area visible from a point of view (it can be a camera or an eye)
* Depth of field, in photography, the distance in front of and beyond the subject that appears to be in focus

cience and mathematics

* Electric Field, the effect of electric charged objects on surrounding space.
* Field (mathematics), an algebraic system with well-behaved addition, multiplication, and division
* Scalar field, a mapping of scalar values to points in a space
* Vector field, a mapping of vector values to points in a space
* Tensor field, a mapping of tensor values to points in a space
* Field (physics), the presence of a quantity at every point of space
* Field (geography), with a definition similar to that of physics but in a different context and using unique models and methods
* Field (computer science), a smaller piece of data from a larger collection (e.g., database fields)
* Field of sets, a mathematical structure of sets in an abstract space
* Field winding or Field magnet, the stator of an electric motor

ociology and politics

* 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 political campaigns tasked with organizing local volunteers and directly contacting voters
* Sexual field, a term that describes systems of objective relations within collective sexual life.

Other technical uses

* Field (video), one half of a frame in an interlaced display
* Field (heraldry), the background of a shield
* In flag terminology, the background of a flag

Persons

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* Cyrus West Field (American businessman and financier), responsible for the first Transatlantic Cable
* David Dudley Field II (America lawyer), constructed the foundation for the codification of present day common law
* Hartry Field, (b. 1946), a philosopher working at New York University
* John Field (composer), an Irish classical music composer
* Joshua Field (engineer), British civil engineer
* Marshal Field, Founder of Marshall Field and Company
* Sally Field, American actress
* Todd Field, American film director
* The Field (musician), a.k.a. Axel Willner, a Swedish electronic musician

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* John Charles Fields, a Canadian and founder of the Fields Medal
* Totie Fields, an American comedian
* W.C. Fields, an American comedian
* John Fields, an American music producer/songwriter

Place names

* Field, British Columbia, Canada
* Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
* Field Island, Nunavut, Canada
* Fields, Indiana, United States
* Fields, Oregon, United States

Objects

* Field (sculpture), a sculpture by Anthony Gormley
* Murray Field Airport

Brand names

* Fields (department store), a chain of discount department stores operating in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia
* Field's, a shopping centre in Denmark
* Field and Stream, a US magazine featuring hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities
* Field Records, a record label
* Fields (band), an indie rock band

ee also

*The Field (disambiguation)
* Meadow
* Paddock
* Fielding
* "Feld"
* Fields Medal


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  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — (engl. Begriff für Feld) bezeichnet: einen Ausdruck aus der Fernsehtechnik, siehe Halbbild einen Ausdruck aus der Datenbanktechnik, siehe SQL Field ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Albert Field (1910–1990), australischer Politiker Anthony …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • field — [fēld] n. [ME feld < OE, akin to Ger feld, Du veld < IE * pelt < base * pele , * pla , flat and broad > L planus, plane, Gr palamē, flat hand] 1. a wide stretch of open land; plain 2. a piece of cleared land, set off or enclosed, for… …   English World dictionary

  • field — ► NOUN 1) an area of open land, especially one planted with crops or pasture. 2) a piece of land used for a sport or game. 3) a subject of study or sphere of activity. 4) a region or space with a particular property: a magnetic field. 5) a space… …   English terms dictionary

  • field — field, domain, province, sphere, territory, bailiwick are comparable when they denote the limits in which a person, an institution, or a department of knowledge, of art, or of human endeavor appropriately or necessarily confines his or its… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Field's — is the biggest shopping centre in Denmark and the largest in Scandinavia.It is located in Ørestad, Copenhagen, close to the E20 motorway and Ørestad station on the Copenhagen Metro. It takes 10 minutes from Ørestad station to the city centre (Kgs …   Wikipedia

  • field — [n1] open land that can be cultivated acreage, cropland, enclosure, farmland, garden, glebe, grassland, green, ground, lea, mead, meadow, moorland, pasture, patch, plot, ranchland, range, terrain, territory, tillage, tract, vineyard; concepts 509 …   New thesaurus

  • Field — Field, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fielded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fielding}.] 1. To take the field. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Ball Playing) To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — Field, v. t. (Ball Playing) To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English