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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
References in classic literature ?
The electricians had contrived a catchment pool and a wheel in the torrent close at hand--for the little Mulhausen dynamo with its turbinal volute used by the telegraphists was quite adaptable to water driving, and on the sixth day in the evening the apparatus was in working order and the Prince was calling--weakly, indeed, but calling--to his air-fleet across the empty spaces of the world.
Fernandez noted the local governments' lack of compliance with the law requiring rainwater catchments to be put up in every barangay.
The use of multivariate statistical analyses is an alternative approach for investigating how activities within catchments affect water quality.
These small catchments have a single location where the rainfall on the catchment drains to a larger stream or to the Bay itself.
The science was developed by the eWater Cooperative Research Centre (eWater CRC) in conjunction with local landholders and was facilitated by the State Government's South East Queensland Catchments initative (SEQ).
2005); however, there has been little temporal analysis on individual catchments in Western Australia, with the notable exception of that conducted in the Upper Kent River catchment (Evans et al.
Private providers of information services have also begun to explore the definition of hospital catchments (Ernst and Young 2009).
Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said the project would target seven SEQ rivers and catchments between Noosa to Logan and Lockyer Creek.
FFD, Lahore has predicted scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls over Punjab (Gujranwala Division) and upper catchments of rivers Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the next 24 hours.
FFD, Lahore has predicted scattered thunderstorm/rain over Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore Divisions) and upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the ensuing 24 hours.
While homeowners buying in these catchments are likely to make a reasonable return on their investment over the longer term, it is also important to recognise that parents on low or average incomes may be unable to get their children access to the best schools.
The literature also reflects a body of work documenting changes in peak runoff rate as a result of land use and land cover change in both mixed land use catchments (Kuntiyawichai et al.