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Meaning of “Green Paper” in the English Dictionary

"Green Paper" in British English

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Green Papernoun [C]

uk   us  
in ​variouscountries, a ​governmentdocument that anyone who is ​interested can ​study and make ​suggestions about, ​especially before a ​law is ​changed or a new ​law is made
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(Definition of Green Paper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"green paper" in Business English

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green papernoun [C]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT, LAW
a ​documentpublished by a ​government containing ​information about a possible new ​law or ​changes to an existing ​law, in ​order to ​start a ​public discussion: The ​group criticises the government's ​greenpaper for ​ruling out ​reform of ​statepensions.
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