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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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