From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfieldworkfield‧work /ˈfiːldwɜːk $ -wɜːrk/ noun [uncountable] SEBECthe study of scientific or social subjects, done outside the class or laboratoryfieldworker noun [countable]
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fieldworkThe study of entire landscapes by regional survey is now a major part of archaeological fieldwork.She was a fine woman, unspoilt by childbirth, her body hardened by fieldwork.Few people have been allowed to do any extensive fieldwork.Most fieldwork is simply episodic, made by an outsider moving in for a period to assess observed social behaviour.Our fieldwork revealed a number of emerging possibilities, practices and issues in respect of each of these.We hope to finalize the fieldwork by the end of 1992 and to round up research by the middle of 1993.At the end of the second year, students complete a 4 - 6 week fieldwork placement.