Definition of downfield in English:


Line breaks: down|field
Pronunciation: /daʊnˈfiːld


  • 1North American another term for upfield ( sense 1).
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    • A few minutes later, Gloucester launch a huge kick downfield.
    • The final pass was intercepted and swept downfield for him to apply the finish, a chance at one end, a goal at the other within seconds.
    • It was a lateral that was supposed to set up a pass downfield.
  • 2 Physics In a direction corresponding to decreasing field strength.
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    • The center of the proton multiplet is about 0.12 ppm downfield from the center of the terminal proton multiplet in diborane.

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