Meaning of battlefield

bat•tle•field

Pronunciation: (bat'l-fēld"), [key]
— n.
  1. the field or ground on which a battle is fought.
  2. an area of contention, conflict, or hostile opposition: During that era the classroom became a battlefield of incompatible ideologies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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