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Definition of Basin
BasinBasin 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
(geology) Back-arc basin
, a submarine feature
****ociated with island
arcs and subduction zones Debris basin
- A drainage basin
is any area of land where precipitation collects
off into a common
outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other
body of water...
- The Great Basin
is the largest
area of contiguous endorheic watersheds
America. It spans nearly
all of Nevada, much of Oregon
and Utah, and portions...
- The Basin
places: The Basin
, New South
Wales, a suburb
of Sydney, Australia
, Victoria, an outer eastern suburb
- An endorheic basin
(also endoreic basin
or endorreic basin
) is a limited drainage basin
that normally retains water
- 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
- The main stem is entirely within
States; the total drainage basin
is 1,151,000 sq mi (2,980,000 km2), of which
one percent is in...
- In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin
/ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪniən/ (also known
as the Mediterranean region
Mediterranea) is the region
- Victorville, and St. George. The Mojave Desert
by the Great Basin Desert
to its north
and the Sonoran Desert
to its south
and east. Topographical...
- The Amazon Basin
is a major
620,000 square kilometres
(240,000 sq mi) large sedimentary basin located roughly
at the middle
and lower course
of the Amazon...
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