Definitions for playing field
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an expanse of level ground, as in a park or stadium, where athletic events are held.
Origin of playing field:
the circumstances under which competition occurs
"the government's objective is to insure a genuinely level playing field for American industry and commerce in Europe"
playing field, athletic field, playing area, field(noun)
a piece of land prepared for playing a game
"the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
A field on which a game, esp. a ball game, is played.
Any place or context within which competitive activity takes place, such as market competition between companies.
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