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English definition of “basin”

basin

noun [C] (AREA)    /ˈbeɪ.sən/
the area of land from which streams run into a river , lake , or sea Parts of watercourses a sheltered area of deep water where boats are kept Ports and docksBays and gulfsCoasts and beaches
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