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drainage basin


drainage basin


drainage area

(Physical Geography) another name for catchment area

drain′age ba`sin

the area drained by a river and all its tributaries. Also called catchment area , drain′age ar`ea. Compare watershed (def. 1).
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.drainage basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributariesdrainage basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet; "flood control in the Missouri basin"
detention basin - a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
retention basin - a storage site similar to a detention basin but the water in storage is permanently obstructed from flowing downstream
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