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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 may refer to: Depression (geology) Back-arc basin, a submarine feature ****ociated with island arcs and subduction zones Debris basin, designed to...
- A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water...
- -54.8881 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...
- An endorheic basin (/ˌɛndoʊˈriː.ɪk/; also spelled endoreic basin or endorreic basin) is a drainage basin that normally retains water and allows no outflow...
- Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin in Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, noted as the lowest point in North America...
- Arapahoe Basin (/əˈræpəhoʊ/ ə-RAP-ə-hoh; often shortened to A-Basin, or simply The Basin is an alpine ski area in the Rocky Mountains of the United States...
- In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin (/ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪniən/; also known as the Mediterranean region or sometimes Mediterranea) is the region of lands...
- The Great Basin (Spanish: Gran Cuenca) is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America. It spans nearly all of Nevada, much of...
- The Congo Basin (French: B****in du Congo) is the sedimentary basin of the Congo River. The Congo Basin is located in Central Africa, in a region known...
- A retention basin, sometimes called a wet pond, wet detention basin or stormwater management pond (SWMP), is an artificial pond with vegetation around...