Definition

Field

Field refers to a meaningful group of characters or bytes. For example, Mary’s last name, first name, and phone number are three fields.


Field – in psychology, this term is sometimes used to denote all the interdependent factors in an organism's environment leading up to a particular piece of behaviour.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Field
- Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
- A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.
- A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
- An open space; an extent; an expanse.
- Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
- The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
- The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules (red), while the fess is argent (silver).
- An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
- A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
- That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; -- called also outfield.
2. Field
- To take the field.
- To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
3. Field
- To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder.
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