Definition of fieldwork in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfiːldwəːk


  • 1 [mass noun] Practical work conducted by a researcher in the natural environment, rather than in a laboratory or office.
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    • Advanced degree programs include classroom and fieldwork, laboratory research, and a dissertation or thesis.
    • Only an unusually determined researcher could have pursued the idea through fieldwork in the natural history tradition.
    • Seasonality also has an impact on both drug use patterns and the ability of project staff to do outreach and conduct fieldwork.
  • 2 rare A temporary fortification.
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    • Hardee's men collided with Federal skirmishers before daylight, and the Confederates soon struck three Union divisions without fieldworks under Brig.
    • Again GPS technology empowered art, as a digital aerial imaging sensor, an aerial photography system, satellite data, and 3D remote sensing software captured the vibrant, burgeoning fieldworks from planes and satellites.
    • The Spanish adopted their usual tactic of forming up their arquebusiers behind a stout fieldwork, and keeping their foot and cavalry in reserve behind these.



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  • With rapid species extinction, we don't have time - or fieldworkers or taxonomists - for the slow pursuit of taxonomy by academic specialists alone.
  • The survey comprised a questionnaire used by fieldworkers to interview respondents in their home languages.
  • These fieldworkers also contributed to developing procedures, questionnaires, and other instruments.

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