Meaning of “drainage basin” in the English Dictionary

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"drainage basin" in British English

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drainage basinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdreɪ.nɪdʒ ˌbeɪ.sən/ us /ˈdreɪ.nɪdʒ ˌbeɪ.sən/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Its drainage basin, including in this its own area, is estimated to be about five hundred square miles. 

(Definition of “drainage basin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)