Definition of fieldwork in English:

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fieldwork

Pronunciation: /ˈfēldwərk/

noun

1Practical work conducted by a researcher in the natural environment, rather than in a laboratory or office.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

fieldworker

Pronunciation: /ˈfēl(d)ˌwərkər/
noun
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.

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Syllabification: field·work

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