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a. An open, shallow, usually round container used especially for holding liquids.
b. The amount that such a vessel can hold.
2. A washbowl; a sink.
a. A body of water that is connected to the sea and is partially or almost completely enclosed by land.
b. A small body of water that is artificially enclosed.
4. See watershed.
5. Geology
a. A broad tract of land in which the rock strata are tilted toward a common center.
b. A large, bowl-shaped depression in the surface of the land or ocean floor.

[Middle English, from Old French bacin, from Vulgar Latin *baccīnum, from *baccus, container, of Celtic origin.]

ba′sin·al adj.
ba′sined (-sĭnd) adj.
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pertaining to a basin
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Adj.1.basinal - of or relating to a basinbasinal - of or relating to a basin; "basinal deposits"
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the basinal hemipelagic muddy carbonates deposited in slope or toe-of-slope host reservoir quality (Stow, 1994; Krenmayr, 1996).
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[16] who stated that there is no interaction between fossil/connate hydrocarbon-bearing brines and deep basinal flow systems or geothermal systems at the study site.
It passes first to blackish limestones of the carbonate shelf (Sinemurian), then to marls of the shelf-edge or slope facies (Pleinsbachian), and, finally, to basinal turbidites with intercalated hemipelagites (Pleisn-bachian-Toarcian) Santantonio (1993, 2012) described Toarcian extensional tectonics in the Caloveto Group, close to the Longobucco basin.
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The overlying Izhara is lithogically similar but contains some darker, more basinal limestones.