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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...
- 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...
- 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...
- An endorheic basin (/ˌɛndoʊˈriː.ɪk/ EN-doh-REE-ik; also endoreic basin and endorreic basin) is a drainage basin that normally retains water and allows...
- The Great Basin (Spanish: Gran Cuenca) is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds, those with no outlets to the ocean, in North America. It...
- 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 7,000...
- Albuquerque Basin, New Mexico Appalachian Basin, Eastern United States Big Horn Basin, Wyoming Black Warrior Basin, Alabama and Mississippi Delaware Basin, Texas...
- A retention basin, sometimes called a retention pond, wet detention basin, or storm water management pond (SWMP), is an artificial pond with vegetation...
- A turning basin, winding basin or swinging basin is a wider body of water, either located at the end of a ship canal or in a port to allow cargo ships...
- In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin (/ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪniən/ MED-ih-tə-RAY-nee-ən), also known as the Mediterranean Region or sometimes Mediterranea, is...