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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...
- The Great Basin (Spanish: Gran Cuenca) is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watershedsthose with no outlets – in North America. It spans nearly...
- An endorheic basin (/ˌɛndoʊˈriː.ɪk/; also spelled endoreic basin or endorreic basin) is a drainage basin that normally retains water and allows no outflow...
- Maliau Basin (Malay: Lembangan Maliau) or also Maliau Basin Conservation Area, is a region in Tongod District of Sabah, Malaysia, which represents a geological...
- 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...
- The word Donbas is a portmanteau formed from Donets Basin, an abbreviation of "Donets Coal Basin" (Ukrainian: Донецький вугільний басейн, romanized: Donetskyi...
- The Amazon Basin is a large sedimentary basin (620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi)) located near the middle and lower course of the Amazon River...
- The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Swamp (/əˌtʃæfəˈlaɪə/; Louisiana French: L'Atchafalaya, [latʃafalaˈja]), is the largest wetland and swamp in the...
- In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin (/ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪniən/; also known as the Mediterranean region or sometimes Mediterranea) is the region of lands...