1 [mass noun] Practical work conducted by a researcher in the natural environment, rather than in a laboratory or office.
- 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.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: field|work
Definition of fieldwork in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.