catchment area Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"catchment area" in British English

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catchment areanoun [C]

uk   /ˈkætʃ.məntˌeə.ri.ə/  us   /-ˌer.i-/ UK
the ​areaserved by a ​school: They ​wanttheirson to go to St Mary's, but they're not in the catchment ​area.
(Definition of catchment area from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"catchment area" in Business English

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catchment areanoun [C]

uk   us   (also catchment)
the ​area around a ​business, school, etc. that its ​customers, ​students, etc. come from: Some hospitals have a catchment ​area of more than one million patients.catchment area for sth The ​solution for many families is to ​move to the catchment ​area for a good ​stateprimary school.
(Definition of catchment area from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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