fieldwork fieldwork  /ˈfild ˌwɜrk/


  • (n) a temporary fortification built by troops in the field


  1. She went out on the back of a motorcycle and did rigorous fieldwork.
  2. She applied to various nongovernmental organizations to do fieldwork, but none would give her a job.
  3. He knew he wanted to do fieldwork when he studied primates in Holland.


  1. Weather affecting farmers' ability to plant crops

    Cool and wet conditions are continuing across South Dakota and have limited farmers' ability to complete fieldwork. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Yet another week of wet weather prevents Minnesota farmers from getting their planting done

    ST. PAUL, Minn. †Yet another week of wet weather has prevented Minnesota farmers from getting their planting done. The weekly crops and weather report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says only 2.6 days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Noteworthy paperbacks

    The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson. (Oxford University) Rooted in anthropological fieldwork, this informative study examines the anti-government passions and sources of discord among tea partiers at the grass-roots and national levels. When the Tea Party Came to Town by Robert Draper. (Simon & Schuster) The showdown over the ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer


  1. "Certain peculiarities that occurred during the fieldwork take on new meaning in light of these developments," Franklin wrote in her complaint. "Neither the comptroller nor I were asked the usual checklist of questions regarding internal...
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: Sir John Franklin Source: West Linn Tidings

  2. "The Russian Federation is ready to support the extension of the OSCE's fieldwork both in Georgia and in South Ossetia taking into account the new political-legal realities in the region, which would involve the establishment of two separate OSCE...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Vitaly Churkin Source: RIA Novosti

  3. Al-Qaeda's decision to do so, however, was a calculated gamble based, as al-Zawahiri explained to al-Zarqawi, on the fear that without political "fieldwork starting now [2005], alongside the combat and war" there would be no chance of quickly...
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Global Terrorism Analysis

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