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catch·ment

 (kăch′mənt, kĕch′-)
n.
1. A catching or collecting of water, especially rainwater.
2.
a. A structure, such as a basin or reservoir, used for collecting or draining water.
b. The amount of water collected in such a structure.
3. A catchment area.

catchment

(ˈkætʃmənt)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) the act of catching or collecting water
2. (Civil Engineering) a structure in which water is collected
3. (Civil Engineering) the water so collected
4. (Education) Brit the intake of a school from one catchment area

catch•ment

(ˈkætʃ mənt)

n.
1. something for catching water, as a reservoir or basin.
2. the water so caught.
3. the act of catching water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catchment - a structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
Translations
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catchment

[ˈkætʃmənt]
A. N [of river] → cuenca f hidrográfica
B. CPD catchment area N (Brit) → zona f de captación
catchment basin Ncuenca f

catchment

[ˈkætʃmənt] n
[water] (= process) → captage m
(also catchment area) [river] → bassin m hydrographiquecatchment area n
(British) [school] → secteur m de recrutement
[river] → bassin m hydrographique

catchment

[ˈkætʃmənt] n (Geog) → bacino
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