greenfield

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

green +‎ field

Noun[edit]

greenfield (plural greenfields)

  1. A site, to be used for housing or commerce, whose previous use (if any) was agricultural

Adjective[edit]

greenfield (not comparable)

  1. (software engineering) Being a completely new development, without the need to integrate with legacy systems etc.
    a greenfield project
    • 2015, Mikael Lundin, Testing with F#, Packt Publishing Ltd (→ISBN), page 148:
      When you're working in a greenfield project and have a favorable situation of designing a database from the ground up, you have complete control over your database when it comes to integration tests, if you do it correctly.
  2. (business) Previously untapped; free for the taking.
    a greenfield market
    a greenfield sales opportunity

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