catchment area

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

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British Dictionary definitions for catchment area

catchment area

  1. Also called: catchment basin, drainage area, 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

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Scientific definitions for catchment area

catchment area

[ kăchmənt, kĕch- ]

  1. The area drained by a river or body of water.

  2. The area that absorbs water that contributes to a specific region's groundwater supply.

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