The word field is a noun. Field means (1) a particular kind of commercial enterprise, (2) a place where planes take off and land, (3) the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument), (4) a branch of knowledge, (5) all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event, (6) all of the horses in a particular horse race, (7) (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1, (8) (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information, (9) a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought, (10) a region in which active military operations are in progress, (11) somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected, (12) a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed, (13) a piece of land prepared for playing a game, (14) a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found, (15) extensive tract of level open land, (16) the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it, (17) a particular environment or walk of life.
Field is also a verb that means (1) select (a team or individual player) for a game, (2) answer adequately or successfully, (3) play as a fielder, (4) catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word field.
- Association of Field Ornithologists
The Association of Field
Ornithologists (AFO) is a society of professional and amateur ornithologists dedicated to the scientific study and dissemination of information about birds in their natural habitats. Founded in 1922 as the New England Bird Banding Association, this origin promoted an emphasis on bird banding and field
techniques. Today, the AFO publishes the Journal of Field
Ornithology and serves as a bridge between the professional and the amateur ornithologist.
- The Field Museum of Natural History
Museum, located in Chicago and named for its first major benefactor, Marshall Field, the core collections of the museum are the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the 1893 World's Fair. The Museum has a 250,000-volume library and a team of researchers. There are temporary and permanent exhibits; information about them and more on the website. Also a Museum store.
- Hockey Equipment
Ice hockey, street hockey, and field
hockey are variants of the same game played with a curved stick and a puck or ball. Links to hockey equipment suppliers are included on the page.
Learn about the various types of hockey on this website, including ice, field, indoor, and roller hockey. Details about each type are given.
- Geological Engineer Guide
Check out this geological engineer guide and directory to learn about geological engineers in the United States of America. The photo on this page shows a geological field
engineer testing water flow in soil layers.
- Sporting Goods
Visit this sporting goods manufacturer directory for info about sporting goods manufacturers and wholesalers in the USA. The photo hereon depicts a football, a golf ball, a soccer ball, a tennis ball, and a volleyball on a grass field.
- Agricultural Equipment and Supplies
Browse this agricultural equipment and supplies directory to find agricultural equipment and agricultural supplies retailers in the USA. The photo on this web page depicts a farm tractor and plow, plowing a field.
- Bermuda Map
This map of Bermuda shows the towns of Hamilton, Saint George, and Somerset, as well as The Flatts Village. Wade International Airport is located on Saint Davids Island, at Kindley Field. Major roads in Bermuda are shown in red.
- Dentist Tools
Many different types of tools are used in the field
of dentistry. These include a mouth mirror, handheld probes, college tweezers, syringes, dental burs, and more.
- Hockey Gear
Americans play four different types of hockey: ice hockey, rink hockey, field
hockey, and in-line roller hockey. In addition to hockey sticks, each type of hockey requires specialized equipment.
This guide to photography provides an overview of the field
as well as helpful links to aerial photographers, children's photographer, event photographers, and more.
- Lacrosse Equipment
Lacrosse is a popular field
sport played with a stick and a ball. Learn more about lacrosse and find links to lacrosse equipment manufacturers.
- ACM: Association for Computing Machinery
The ACM is the primary organization in the field
of Computing Machinery and promotes computing as a science and a profession. The site has a digital library with online articles from some of the journals published by ACM. There are also book lists, Special interest groups, a career service center and more.
- APS Physics
The American Physical Society is an organization that publishes several important journals in the field
of Physics, including The Physical Review
, which was founded at Cornell University in 1893. The website provides information about meetings, programs, careers in physics, and advocacy efforts.
- American Society of Interior Designers
ASID is a community of designers, industry reps, educators, and students who are involved in the field
of interior design. Founded in 1975, ASID is a professional organization for commercial and home interior designers.
- BalletMet Columbus
Since 1978, this organization has provided artistic excellence in the field
of dance to the Central Ohio region.
- Ex Libris
Ex Libris, which began in 1980, is a pioneer in the field
of integrated software solutions for libraries and information centers. Its product line is available in 20 languages and there are support branches in 25 countries. The company has formed user groups
to help with software updates and developments. On the site is a bibliography of articles that refer to or discuss the Ex Libris products.
- International Atomic Energy Agency
The IAEA was begun in 1957 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. It is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It works with other agencies and organizations within the UN. The IAEA is the world's nuclear inspectorate, helps countries with nuclear safety, and with developing peaceful uses for nuclear energy. The website contains information about the IAEA and its programs.
The Institute, established in 1995, is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field
of operations research. INFORMS publishes 12 journals that describe the latest O.R. methods and applications. It also organizes conferences and meetings that provide a place for OR professionals to communicate with each other. The website describes INFORMS and how to join.
This is the website for the Massachusetts Port Authority, an independent public agency, which oversees Logan Airport, Hanscom Field, Worcester Airport, The Tobin Bridge, and the Port of Boston. The tunnels and turnpike are not under their jurisdiction, nor did they have any responsibility for the Big Dig. The website contains news, information about projects that could impact travel, and more.
- International Sculpture Center
Founded in 1960, the ISC is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that strives to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its contribution to society. Members include sculptors, patrons, collectors, and others with an interest in and commitment to the field
- Smithsonian Education
This is the education website for the Smithsonian Institute. For educators, the site includes field
trips, lesson plans, professional development and a resource library that all utilize the Smithsonian collections.
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