brownfield Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"brownfield" in British English

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brownfieldadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈbraʊn.fiːld/ UK
used to refer to an ​area of ​land in a ​town or ​city that was ​previously used for ​industry and where new ​buildings can be ​built: Planners are ​committed to ​developing the city's brownfield sites before ​grantingpermission to ​build on the ​rural outskirts.
(Definition of brownfield from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brownfield" in Business English

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brownfieldnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbraʊnfiːld/ ( UK usually brownfield site) ENVIRONMENT
an ​area in a town or city that has been used in the past for ​factories or ​offices, and that could now be used for new ​buildingdevelopment: Officials have ​identified 15 brownfields that take up 40 ​acres of ​land inside the city ​limits.
brownfield
adjective [before noun]
brownfield ​development/​land/​reclamation
(Definition of brownfield from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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