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English definition of “greenfield site”

greenfield site

noun [C]
ENVIRONMENT, PROPERTY an area of land, usually in the countryside, that has never had buildings on it before: Not everyone agrees that greenfield sites should be made available for housing. The factory is to be built on a greenfield site just north of the city.
(Definition of greenfield site from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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