Pronunciation: (u-fēld'), [key]
1. abroad; away from home.
2. off the beaten path; far and wide: to go afield in one's reading.
3. off the mark: His criticism was totally afield.
4. in or to the field or countryside.
5. beyond the range or field of one's experience, knowledge, acquaintanceship, etc.: a philosophy far afield of previous philosophical thought.
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