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  • n. A playing field.
  • n. The area within which a game (especially a video game) is played.


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  • Here's a HOWTO for converting a pinball machine's light-up playfield into an electrified coffee-table; the recipe calls for a beat-up playfield from a nonfunctional pinball machine, which is cool, since it avoids the guilt associated with decommissioning a glorious old pinball machine.

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  • The playfield is the two-dimensional silhouette cast by the world's physical objects. - Home Page

  • It is also a telling message to every Indian who thinks that sports begins and ends in that quadrangle called playfield: there is definitely life after the final whistle which demands a steady flow of money.

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  • In the Madonna episode, if she were to sing, I think she could be great doing “this used to be my playground,” if she were to be mourning the loss of her beloved Cheerios and her power on the playfield of the school.

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  • Government intervention stifles competition because their vast resources make for an uneven playfield.

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  • Leh-Ladakh, January 23 (Scoop News) - J&K Minister for Youth Services and Sports R.S. Chib while asserting that Ladakh has great potential for promotion of winter sports, on Saturday said that the Government was determined to upgrade sports infrastructure, including, Ice Hockey Rink and existing Stadium and playfield in the mountainous district.

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  • A plunger shoots a ball onto a steep wooden playfield where it gets bounced hard from bumper to bumper.

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  • Going on a rip with Drop7, slamming the right numbered tokens into the playfield to reach a dizzying score, is one of the greatest highs of gaming in this generation.

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  • Having said that, we all have a duty to vote for the candidate who best represents not only our aspirations but one whom the great american nation NEED, especially after the disastrous GW period characterised by such monumental failures as the rise is anti-american sentiments worldwide, terrible war in Iraq, Housing meltdown, disastrous foreign policy, declining economy, the changing global playfield to name but a few.

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  • The imagination is the guide, the world outside its playfield.

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