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The term brownfield was originally used in construction and development to reference land that at some point was occupied by a permanent structure. In a brownfield project the structure would need to be demolished or renovated. Today, the term brownfield project is used in many industries, including software development, to mean to start a project based on prior work or to rebuild (engineer) a product from an existing one.

Contrast with greenfield.

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