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Definition of Basin

Basin
Basin Ba"sin, n. [OF. bacin, F. bassin, LL. bacchinus, fr. bacca a water vessel, fr. L. bacca berry, in allusion to the round shape; or perh. fr. Celtic. Cf. Bac.] 1. A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses. 2. The quantity contained in a basin. 3. A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc. 4. A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay. 5. (Physical Geog.) (a) A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river. (b) The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake. 6. (Geol.) An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; -- especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.

Meaning of Basin from wikipedia

- Basin is another term for a sink (plumbing fixture) or a bowl (round container). Basin may also refer to: Wash basin, a sink or bowl to contain water for...
- A drainage basin or catchment area is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or...
- Basin, Utah Williston Basin, Montana and North Dakota Wind River Basin, Wyoming Amadeus Basin Bowen Basin Cooper Basin Galilee Basin Chaco Basin,...
- The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America. It spans across sections of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon...
- basin (also endoreic basin or endorreic basin) (from the Ancient Gr****: ἔνδον, éndon, "within" and ῥεῖν, rheîn, "to flow") is a closed drainage basin...
- The Los Angeles Basin is a sedimentary basin located in southern California, in a region known as the Peninsular Ranges. The basin is also connected to...
- A foreland basin is a structural basin that develops adjacent and parallel to a mountain belt. Foreland basins form because the immense m**** created by...
- The Great Basin Desert is part of the Great Basin between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Range. The desert is a geographical region that largely overlaps...
- The Pannonian Basin or Carpathian Basin is a large basin in Central Europe. The geomorphological term Pannonian Plain is more widely used for roughly the...
- hydrology, an oceanic basin may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater, but geologically ocean basins are large geologic basins that are below sea...