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

  • n. See field of force.

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  • n. A region of space (a vector field) in which a force operates; contains lines of force; a field of force
  • n. A mathematical description of the potential energy of a system of atoms
  • n. An invisible barrier used as a protective shield

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it

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