- a river and all its branches.
- a system of supplying water, as throughout a metropolitan area.
Origin of water system
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for water system
The water-system of the south-western feeders of the Ganges is more complex.
The water-system in question forms the centre of the great Athabaskan area—the centre, but not the whole.
No great family has its distribution so closely coincident with a water-system as the one in question.Man and His Migrations
R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
When it was planned to furnish a water-system for the city of Tunis, all that had to be done was to repair a Roman aqueduct.History Of Ancient Civilization
It is the great southern artery of a water-system that lies almost wholly beyond the jurisdiction of the United States.The Seat of Empire
Charles Carleton Coffin
- a river and all its tributaries
- a system for supplying water to a community
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