Pronunciation: (bat'l-fēld"), [key]
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. Also called bat•tle•ground Pronunciation: (bat'l-ground"). [key]
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