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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
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
- A drainage basin
area is any area of land where precipitation collects
off into a common
outlet, such as into a river, bay, or...
, Utah Williston Basin
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
America. It spans across sections
of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon...
(also endoreic basin
or endorreic basin
) (from the Ancient Gr****: ἔνδον, éndon, "within" and ῥεῖν, rheîn, "to flow") is a closed drainage basin
- A foreland basin
is a structural basin
that develops adjacent
to a mountain
belt. Foreland basins
- The Los Angeles Basin
is a sedimentary basin located
California, in a region known
as the Peninsular
Ranges. The basin
is also connected
- The Great Basin Desert
is part of the Great Basin between
the Sierra Nevada
and the Wasatch
Range. The desert
is a geographical region
- The Pannonian Basin
or Carpathian Basin
is a large basin
Europe. The geomorphological
term Pannonian Plain
is more widely
used for roughly
- hydrology, an oceanic basin
may be anywhere
that is covered
by seawater, but geologically ocean basins
are large geologic basins
that are below
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