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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An explicit mathematical description of physical phenomena that takes into account the effects of one or more fields.
  • n. The study of fields and field extensions in algebra.

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  • n. The branch of mathematics dealing with the algebraic structure of fields.

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  • n. (physics) a theory that explains a physical phenomenon in terms of a field and the manner in which it interacts with matter or with other fields

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