Definition of Playing field

1. Noun. The circumstances under which competition occurs. "The government's objective is to insure a genuinely level playing field for American industry and commerce in Europe"

Generic synonyms: Circumstance



2. Noun. A piece of land prepared for playing a game. "The home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

Definition of Playing field

1. Noun. A field on which a game, esp. a ball game, is played. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Any place or context within which competitive activity takes place, such as market competition between companies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Playing Field

playgroup
playgroups
playhouse
playhouses
playin'
playing
playing Cupid
playing Nostradamus
playing apparatus
playing area
playing around
playing ball
playing card
playing cards
playing down
playing field (current term)
playing fields
playing in
playing period
playing possum
playing the board
playings
playland
playlands
playleader
playleaders
playless
playlet
playlets
playlike

Literary usage of Playing field

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Energy Efficiency: Challenges and Trends for Electric Utilities (1994)
"LEVELING THE playing field IN RESOURCE PLANNING Because most energy prices do not reflect all of the social and environmental costs of particular energy ..."

2. Memoirs of Archbishop Temple by Ernest Grey Sandford (1906)
"of the transfer of the playing-field at Lambeth to the care of the County Council. There was much to be said for the Archbishop's view, that the field ..."

3. Earthwork and Its Cost: A Handbook of Earth Excavation by Halbert Powers Gillette (1920)
"The surface of the playing field is about 27 ft. below the original surface of the ground, while the top of the embankment is about 27 ft. above the ..."

4. Competitive Change in the Electric Power Industry: The Oklahoma Perspective edited by Don Nickles (1999)
"Now, there are other level playing field issues, I think that you were suggesting, Senator Nickles, that are on the Federal level, and I think the State has ..."

5. California and Affirmative Action: Hearing Before the Committee on the by United States. (1999)
"A second goal was to level the playing field so that every American could receive fair and equal treatment in their pursuit of opportunity, without regard ..."

6. Earthwork and Its Cost: A Handbook of Earth Excavation by Halbert Powers Gillette (1920)
"The surface of the playing field is about 27 ft. below the original surface of the ground, while the top of the embankment is about 27 ft. above the ..."

7. More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa : Report by Anthony Lake, Christine Todd Whitman, Princeton Nathan Lyman, J. Stephen Morrison (2006)
"... The New playing field: China's Basing Role China's Challenge China's long involvement in Africa predates the independence period of the 1960s, ..."

8. Energy Efficiency: Challenges and Trends for Electric Utilities (1994)
"LEVELING THE playing field IN RESOURCE PLANNING Because most energy prices do not reflect all of the social and environmental costs of particular energy ..."

9. Memoirs of Archbishop Temple by Ernest Grey Sandford (1906)
"of the transfer of the playing-field at Lambeth to the care of the County Council. There was much to be said for the Archbishop's view, that the field ..."

10. Earthwork and Its Cost: A Handbook of Earth Excavation by Halbert Powers Gillette (1920)
"The surface of the playing field is about 27 ft. below the original surface of the ground, while the top of the embankment is about 27 ft. above the ..."

11. Competitive Change in the Electric Power Industry: The Oklahoma Perspective edited by Don Nickles (1999)
"Now, there are other level playing field issues, I think that you were suggesting, Senator Nickles, that are on the Federal level, and I think the State has ..."

12. California and Affirmative Action: Hearing Before the Committee on the by United States. (1999)
"A second goal was to level the playing field so that every American could receive fair and equal treatment in their pursuit of opportunity, without regard ..."

13. Earthwork and Its Cost: A Handbook of Earth Excavation by Halbert Powers Gillette (1920)
"The surface of the playing field is about 27 ft. below the original surface of the ground, while the top of the embankment is about 27 ft. above the ..."

14. More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa : Report by Anthony Lake, Christine Todd Whitman, Princeton Nathan Lyman, J. Stephen Morrison (2006)
"... The New playing field: China's Basing Role China's Challenge China's long involvement in Africa predates the independence period of the 1960s, ..."

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