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greenfieldnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɡriːnfiːld/
ENVIRONMENT, PROPERTY land in the countryside or around cities that has never had ​buildings on it before: We will ​build on ​urbanbrownfield first and only then on greenfield.
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greenfieldadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈɡriːnfiːld/
ENVIRONMENT, PROPERTY used to describe an ​area of ​land that has never had ​buildings on it before, or ​buildings that have been put on this ​land for the first ​time: There was ​strong opposition in the ​area to ​construction on greenfield ​land. greenfield ​building/​development
used to describe a ​company or an ​area of ​business that is completely new: a greenfield ​business/​company/​start-up They ​enterforeignmarkets through ​jointventures or greenfield start-ups, rather than acquisitions.
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