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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

- Look up basin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Basin may refer to: Depression (geology) Back-arc basin, a submarine feature ****ociated with island...
- The word Donbas is a portmanteau formed from "Donets Basin", an abbreviation of "Donets Coal Basin" (Ukrainian: Донецький вугільний басейн, romanized: Donetskyi...
- A drainage basin is an area of land where all flowing surface water converges to a single point, such as a river mouth, or flows into another body of...
- In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin (/ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪniən/; also known as the Mediterranean Region or sometimes Mediterranea) is the region of lands...
- The Amazon basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amazon drainage basin covers an area of about 6,300...
- The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds, those with no outlets, in North America. It spans nearly all of Nevada, much of...
- Denver Basin, Colorado Illinois Basin, Illinois Los Angeles Basin, California Michigan Basin, Michigan North Park Colorado Basin Paradox Basin, Utah and...
- The Basin may refer to several places: The Basin, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, Australia The Basin, Victoria, an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne...
- A retention basin, sometimes called a wet pond, wet detention basin, or stormwater management pond (SWMP), is an artificial pond with vegetation around...
- Consequently, while six countries have a coastline on the sea, its drainage basin includes parts of 24 countries in Europe. The Black Sea covers 436,400 km2...