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field-worthy

Postby karel » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:37 am

Colud someone explain me the meaning of "field-worthy". Thank you.

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Re: field-worthy

Postby Josef » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:50 pm

karel wrote:Colud someone explain me the meaning of "field-worthy". Thank you.

It sounds as though it means "fit to be used in the field". The "field" can mean several different things, including an "area of operations" or something like a "battle-field". So "field-worthy" could be used about, for example, a large gun.

Compare "roadworthy" which you will find in any good dictionary. Or "airworthy".

However, for a more precise explanation, you should always show examples of the word in context. If you can provide the sentence or sentences where you found this word we can help more.

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Re: field-worthy

Postby karel » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:20 am

Thank you, Josef! Here is the sentence: Project is based on the lack of knowledge of the health effects of .... and on the shortage of field-worthy, cost-effective ways for reliable assesment...

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Re: field-worthy

Postby Josef » Mon May 03, 2010 9:52 am

So these are "ways for (of) reliable assessment that are fit to be used in the area of operations" that the project covers.

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Re: field-worthy

Postby PureGuava » Thu May 27, 2010 4:41 pm

karel wrote:Here is the sentence: Project is based on the lack of knowledge of the health effects of .... and on the shortage of field-worthy, cost-effective ways for reliable assesment...


"field-worthy" in this case would be "realistic and tested ways that are proven (to work)"


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