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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.


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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32), interpreted that this dolomitization is a result of slightly high temperature basinal brines and meteoric water.
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.
Chronology, relative sea level history and a new sequence stratigraphic model for basinal Cretaceous facies of Colombia.
The WSP project is located immediately adjacent to the Rockwood/Albamarle claims in North Clayton Valley and covers approximately 425 hectares, including a gravity low anomaly interpreted to represent a basinal low permissive to host brines containing elevated concentrations of lithium.
Among them are a road guide to the Harpeth River and Stones River fault zones on the northwest flank of the Nashville dome in central Tennessee, coal mining impacts and remediation in the North Chickamauga Creek upper watershed near Chattanooga, stratigraphy and depositional environments in the Silurian Red Mountain Formation of the southern Appalachian basin, Sequatchie Valley structure and stratigraphy, and the sedimentary architecture of basinal Fort Payne (Mississippian) deposits: mixed-carbonate-clastic channels and Waulsortian-like mounds.
The overlying Izhara is lithogically similar but contains some darker, more basinal limestones.
It is Callovian and Oxfordian in age and reaches a thickness of more than 300 feet in the basinal area between the Ghawar and Khurais Fields.
Such system of monitoring is implemented also in the course of organization and management over nature use under the principles of the concept of basinal nature use (CBNU).
The Floodplain deposits include the fine-grained overbank sediments of the floodplain and cover a wide flat basinal area where several rivers flowed across the alluvial plain and their floodplains merged.
Chronology, relative sea-level history anda new sequence stratigraphic model for basinal Cretaceous facies of Colombia.
During the execution of the project (1993-2001) close-spaced exploratory drilling, geological, geotechnical and geophysical logging, coal petrography, chemical analysis of selected coal samples, palynological investigations, basinal studies and geological modeling in four specific tracts namely Sinhar Vikian-Varivi (Block-1), Singharo-Bhitro (Block-II), Saleh jo Tar (Block-III) and Sonalba (Block-VI) and the area southeast of Islamkot were carried forward, and in-situ gasification, are planned to be carried out during 2001-2002.