Meaning of FIELD in English



In physics, a region in which each point is affected by a force.

Objects fall to the ground because they are affected by the force of earth's gravitational field (see gravitation ). A paper clip, placed in the magnetic field surrounding a magnet, is pulled toward the magnet, and two like magnetic poles repel each other when one is placed in the other's magnetic field. An electric field surrounds an electric charge ; when another charged particle is placed in that region, it experiences an electric force that either attracts or repels it. The strength of a field, or the forces in a particular region, can be represented by field lines; the closer the lines, the stronger the forces in that part of the field. See also electromagnetic field .


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electric field

electromagnetic field

equal field system

field hockey

field mouse

Field of Cloth of Gold

field theory

field trial

Field Marshall

Field Sally

Field Stephen Johnson

geomagnetic field

magnetic field

quantum field theory

Stockton Robert Field

track and field

unified field theory

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well field system

Elysian Fields

Fields Dame Gracie

Fields Dorothy

Fields W.C.

Fielding Henry

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