Definition of “brownfield” - English Dictionary

“brownfield” in British English

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brownfieldadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈbraʊn.fiːld/ 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 granting permission 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 /ˈbraʊnfiːld/ us 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 building development:

Officials have identified 15 brownfields that take up 40 acres of land inside the city limits.
adjective [ before noun ]

(Definition of “brownfield” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)