catchment area


noun

an area served by a hospital, social service agency, etc.

Nearby words

  1. catching,
  2. catching pen,
  3. catchingly,
  4. catchline,
  5. catchment,
  6. catchment board,
  7. catchpenny,
  8. catchphrase,
  9. catchpole,
  10. catchpoll

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British Dictionary definitions for catchment area

catchment area

noun

Also called: catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin the area of land bounded by watersheds draining into a river, basin, or reservoir
the area from which people are allocated to a particular school, hospital, etc
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Science definitions for catchment area

catchment area

[ kăchmənt, kĕch- ]

The area drained by a river or body of water.
The area that absorbs water that contributes to a specific region's groundwater supply.
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