brownfield definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
real estate, esp. the land, that is heavily contaminated with industrial pollutants, as an abandoned industrial site in a large city
brownfield definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
brownfield - Computer Definition
- In the building industry, referring to a parcel of land previously built upon and, especially, polluted.
- In telecommunications, referring to network deployments in territories where there is an existing telecommunications infrastructure that is removed or abandoned in place. For example a passive optical network (PON) fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) configuration may require the removal or involve the abandonment of existing wireline infrastructure. See also FTTP, greenfield, overlay, PON, and wireline.
brownfield - Science Definition
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.