Meaning of field trip

field' trip"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a trip by students to gain firsthand knowledge away from the classroom, as to a museum, factory, geological area, or environment of certain plants and animals.
  2. a trip by a scholar or researcher to gather data firsthand, as to a geological, archaeological, anthropological, or other site.
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