real estate, esp. the land, that is heavily contaminated with industrial pollutants, as an abandoned industrial site in a large city
Origin of brownfieldfrom connotative use of brown to contrast with the original “greenness” of the land
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.