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catchment area

n.
1. The area drained by a river or body of water. Also called catchment basin.
2. The surrounding area served by an institution, such as a hospital or school.

catchment area

n
1. (Physical Geography) Also called: catchment basin, drainage area or drainage basin the area of land bounded by watersheds draining into a river, basin, or reservoir
2. the area from which people are allocated to a particular school, hospital, etc

catch′ment ar`ea


n.
2. an area served by a hospital, social service agency, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catchment area - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributariescatchment area - 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
Translations

catchment area

catchment area

n (Brit) (of school, hospital) → bacino di utenza (Geog) → bacino imbrifero
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IResearch has revealed that parents have to spend an extra PS17,555 for a home in the catchment areas of Wales' best secondary schools.
Meanwhile, other popular secondary schools in Birmingham with miniscule catchment areas included Small Heath School, which earlier this year saw its teachers going on strike over fears it is set to be turned into an academy after being placed in special measures.
Investments will be made to construct sewage pipelines, trunk lines, and sewage treatment plants in six catchment areas, which include Bausher, Al Amerat, Muttrah and Seeb.
About Sh513 million has been allocated by the Bungoma government for protection of water catchment areas and drilling of boreholes.
They considered recommending giving young brothers and sisters out of catchment areas priority over children in school catchment areas without an older sibling at the school.
CARDIFF council is reviewing primary school catchment areas in Llandaff North and Whitchurch.
The report, conducted by economic consultancy Capital Economics, looked at the economic value of the catchment areas of Britain's long-haul airports.
This year word appears to have spread, with farmers in the relevant catchment areas much more willing to submit a claim.
While at first glance, a [pounds]200k premium appears costly, for many London families, this can be a more cost effective option in the longer term than paying expensive school fees: London properties within these catchment areas will always be in demand and homeowners can be confident they will see their money returned when they eventually come to sell.
The new catchment areas are the Wen, near Chwilog; Ystrad, near Denbigh; Hiraethlyn, near Eglwysbach; Afon Bach, near St Asaph; Goch in the City Dulas area; Dolfechlas Brook in the Rhosesmor area, and farms around Llyn Coron on Anglesey.
LAHORE, May 02, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Despite slowed-down river inflows due to decrease in temperature in catchment areas of Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs, water storage in the country this year is far better, as 472,000 acre feet of water is available in the reservoirs for irrigation.
RAWALPINDI, February 11, 2011 (Frontier Star): Japanese social organization 'Focus' with cooperation of City District Administration Rawalpindi, would impart training to residents of catchment areas of nulla Lai to avoid flood destructions.