- a hollow or depression in the earth's surface, wholly or partly surrounded by higher land: river basin.
- drainage basin.
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Small ponds and lakes then replaced larger lake basins at a time when rainfall became inconsistent.How environmental changes may have helped make ancient humans more adaptable|Bruce Bower|October 21, 2020|Science News
The state was home to the test of the first atomic bomb in 1945, which is thought to have caused many cancers and other health problems throughout the basin range that was downwind from the test site.Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Continuing to monitor these sites and comparing the records with data from devices in other ocean basins may help to clarify matters.Even the deepest, coldest parts of the ocean are getting warmer|Maria Temming|October 20, 2020|Science News
Our current naming system is run by the World Meteorological Organization, which keeps a list of names to cycle through in each storm basin.A nearly unprecedented cluster of tropical storms are brewing in the Atlantic|Sara Chodosh|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
Around Mercury’s north and south poles, there are dozens of craters and basins that create permanent shadows.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
Another boy walks around and offers a water jug and basin for everyone to wash their hands.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lake may dry up in one region, but a new one can form when rains fill a basin elsewhere.
He would smuggle the live birds inside his shirt to get them back to his cell, where he had a killing basin.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A pair of magnitude 4-5 earthquakes in the Los Angeles basin.A Lot of Earthquakes Have Been Reported Lately, but Scientists Aren’t Worried|Erik Klemetti|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the same instant he plunged his hand into the basin and drew out the flower.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last three years I've been in the Judith Basin, and southern outfits haven't begun to come in there yet.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
When used by gentlemen it was common to carry a silver basin to spit in.
She peeped out at him two or three times as she stood washing herself in the little basin between the windows.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
On the wash-stand a spangled white tulle hat lay drowning in a basin half full of water.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
First let us take the case of a basin in which the water is allowed to flow out through a hole in its centre.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler