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brownfield

[ broun-feeld ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌfild /
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noun
an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.
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Origin of brownfield

1975–80; brown + field

Other definitions for brownfield (2 of 2)

Brownfield
[ broun-feeld ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌfild /

noun
a city in NW Texas.
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British Dictionary definitions for brownfield

brownfield
/ (ˈbraʊnˌfiːld) /

noun
(modifier) denoting or located in an urban area that has previously been built onHampshire has many brownfield developments
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for brownfield

brownfield
[ brounfēld′ ]

A piece of industrial or commercial property that is abandoned or underused and often environmentally contaminated, especially one considered as a potential site for redevelopment. Compare greenfield.
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