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field trial

a study of a new product/process in the actual conditions for which it was intended; for example testing GM crops in normal cultivation conditions.


1. an area or open space, such as an operative field or visual field.
2. a range of specialization in knowledge, study or occupation.
3. in embryology, the developing region within a range of modifying factors.

auditory field
the space or range within which stimuli will be perceived as sound.
field beans
field experiments
experiments conducted on large groups of animals in conditions thought to be average for the particular type of commercial operation.
field fever
field fungi
fungi that attack plants that grow in the field. See also storage fungi.
high-power field
the area of a slide visible under the high magnification system of a microscope.
individuation field
a region in which an organizer influences adjacent tissue to become a part of a total embryo.
low-power field
the area of a slide visible under the low magnification system of a microscope.
morphogenetic field
an embryonic region out of which definite structures normally develop.
field nettle
field pea
field penny-cress
field poppy
see papaverrhoeas.
sequential field trial
a trial to which additional segments are added as results are obtained in original segments, e.g. concentrating efforts on aspects of the work which appear to be promising.
field trial
see field experiments (above).
visual field
the area within which stimuli will produce the sensation of sight with the eye in a straight-ahead position.