catchment area

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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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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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