catchment area


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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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At the present time, almost half (47%) of the Puhajogi River catchment area is situated on the oil shale mining area.
Parents of the group of children have been told they will not get transport as the bus to Mountbellew is at capacity and because of catchment area restrictions.
This type of predatory pricing can be designed to control a catchment area and eventually, of course, normal prices will prevail.
F5 = a multiplier to extrapolate from the FoodNet catchment area to the U.
Overall, parents can expect to pay a premium on property in the catchment area of 37 of the top 50 primary schools.
Last October he was one of a dozen patients given six months to find another GP, but his remote farm 15 miles from Dunoon only falls within the catchment area of three practices.
Fiscal Geoff Main said the catchment area "was a significant factor in the people deciding to buy the property".
But things went way too far when Winston Churchill school in Woking, Surrey, announced a change in its catchment area to chase the chasers.
To identify resources currently available to facilitate patient care in the hospital's primary catchment area.
Birmingham City Council does not publish catchment area statistics and some schools do not use distance to select pupils, with criteria such as siblings, religion or specialist subjects taking precedent.
SIR - I share residents' disappointment that Cardiff Council has decided to sever the historical link between Taff's Well & Nantgarw and Gwaelod y Garth school by changing the catchment area.
It came after some families had successfully applied for a place for their older child at a school out of their catchment area but within the proposed super priority area - but because of a subsequent squeeze on places found they could not get their second child into the same school, making drop-offs and pickups a logistical nightmare.