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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Illegal construction in the catchment area and increasing levels of silt and pollution, threaten the existence of the lake, one of the ecological assets of the region.
The Viru-Peipsi Catchment Area Management Plan including the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) [4] has been established to reduce the threat and reinstate the so-called "good status" of water bodies.
Outdated catchment area boundaries still imposed by the Education Department decide who gets transport tickets and what areas they must go to school in to avail of the service.
The trouble is that each individual supermarket can potentially only sell to the catchment area it resides in.
F4 = a multiplier to account for cases of salmonellosis that occurred in the FoodNet catchment area but were not confirmed by fecal culture, and subsequently, not ascertained by FoodNet.
Although the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Survey found that incidence of depression in the older adult general population was actually lower than for other age groups, (1) this may be an underestimate and have little bearing on long-term care facilities.
Property in the catchment area costs an average of pounds 275,890, compared with pounds 75,643 outside the school's area.
With distance education the institutions are not limited by a catchment area.
Farmer Archie McNaughton was told he was being banned from the list at his regular GP practice because he lived three miles outside the catchment area.
LAWYERS were fined pounds 1500 yesterday after admitting they had made a mistake over the catchment area of a prestigious school.
ONLY three things have ever mattered to "school chasers" - catchment area, catchment area and catchment area.