• Definition for "catchment area"
    • the location exhausted by a river or human…
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catchment area definition

  • noun:
    • the location exhausted by a river or human body of liquid. Also known as catchment basin.
    • the nearby location served by an institution, such as for instance a hospital or college.
    • the entire geographic area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area described as all runoff being conveyed into the same socket
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