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Field may refer to:


  • Expanses of open ground 1
  • People 2
  • Places 3
    • Settlements in Canada 3.1
    • Settlements in the United States 3.2
  • Science and mathematics 4
  • Engineering and computing 5
  • Sociology and politics 6
  • Businesses 7
  • Technical uses 8
  • Other 9
  • See also 10

Expanses of open ground



Settlements in Canada

Settlements in the United States

Science and mathematics

  • Field (mathematics), type of algebraic structure
  • Field (physics), mathematical construct for analysis of remote effects
  • 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
  • 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
  • Field (geography), with a definition similar to that of physics but in a different context and using unique models and methods
  • Field of sets, a mathematical structure of sets in an abstract space
  • Field research or fieldwork, the collection of information outside of a laboratory, library or workplace setting

Engineering and computing

  • Field winding or field magnet, the stator of an electric motor
  • Field of heliostats, an assembly of heliostats acting together
  • Field (computer science), a smaller piece of data from a larger collection (e.g., database fields)
  • Field-programmability, an electronic device's capability of being reprogrammed with new logic

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


Technical uses

  • 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, the subject matter of a patent license limited to some but not all uses of the invention
  • 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 of 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

See also

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